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What You Should Know About China’s “Destruction Warfare” Doctrine

In 1999 a book called “Unrestricted Warfare” emerged from China and over the past two decades it has served as a good guide for how China views conflict and in particular, cyber and economic conflicts.  Businesses that understood Unrestricted Warfare were better enabled to defend their networks and market share.

Twenty years later, the U.S. Department of Defense has released a Joint Staff originated report highlighting the next generation of Chinese doctrine and their concepts of “system attack” and “destruction warfare”.  Here is what you need to know about it.

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Matt Devost

Matt Devost

Matthew G. Devost is the CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC. Matt is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, risk management and cyber-security issues. Matt co-founded the cyber security consultancy FusionX from 2010-2017. Matt was President & CEO of the Terrorism Research Center/Total Intel from 1996-2009. For a full bio, please see www.devost.net