PLA should foster the development of long-range offensive strike weapons defense thinking
data for: C conventional DF-21 missile side team. Qiao Tianfu photo
offense and defense are two basic types of operations. Board of human society from the beginning of the war, attack and defense of this contradiction will always find a balance in the fight against the fulcrum, its position is with the development of weapons of ever-changing.
in World War I, the defense of the breakthrough success rate is very low, both because of the defensive side due to its geographical advantage, but also because the party attacking the lack of long-range strike capability dictates. In World War II, as aircraft, tanks, etc. The emergence of new weapons and equipment, the offensive side have more attacks and more ability to attack the position of offensive operations increase. Today, when information technology is sweeping the community, including the military field, including all corners, due to the discovery that is destroyed, standoff combat increasingly become a reality, counter-party defense capability has been greatly restricted, offensive capability will be affected the outcome of war major factor. Gulf War, Kosovo War, Afghanistan War, the Iraq war and other large-scale attack wins keep local wars are lost in the end.
information under the condition of war, the direction of the three-dimensional multi-dimensional attack, combat methods of the “non-contact” type of attack, attack power of super-horizon attacks against weapons “much higher standard fast” and other features, the obstacles lost ground offensive side effect. Topography of the defense attempt to benefit one party, through the commanding position of mass destruction and consumption of the enemy’s effective strength is almost impossible. At the same time, it also makes an enemy attack direction of the traditional pre-concentrate troops and weapons in order to achieve still moving, precision strike defensive tactics useless. In addition, a huge information war material consumption, but also makes the defensive side, through the past, sustained combat the practice is no longer realistic for transit, rapid decisive offensive operations preferred. Therefore, the information in the future under the condition of war, should pay attention to offensive operations, defensive operations also sought to even the proactive defense strategy.
however, does not mean that defensive information warfare is no longer important, but ignored the contrary put forward higher requirements for defense, in particular, it establishes the master status of offensive operations. The future of our military to win the information war under conditions of partial, defensive operations must establish offensive strategic thinking, to develop long-range strike weapons, offensive and defensive combination to achieve maximum operational effectiveness. (Chen)