Dai Xu: China must guard against the loss of the right to develop rules of the network (Figure)
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Chinese Air Force colonel, military expert Dai Xu: “China must be alert to the loss of network warfare rule-making power”
“network war is no longer science fiction has long been the plot.”
Yesterday, the Chinese air force unit of military theory researcher, Air Force Colonel Dai Xu in an interview with Post reporter, says.
Korea has recently suffered a series of hacker attacks on major web events, but also in network warfare – a forfeit will be able to destroy each other’s command and control, intelligence and air defense and other military information network system, or even damage and control other civilian network of combat, an unprecedented global concern.
“information age, network warfare is becoming a basic form of combat, the effect of significantly more than firepower.” Dai Xu said, the Air Force as the main contemporary war, its combat effectiveness are most dependent on the network, which is Air Force units in the establishment of the network ahead of other services are often the most important reason. However, he admits, “China’s moment, only the vigilance of network warfare, network warfare is far from systematic institutional and operational concepts.”
the United States, South Korea and the United Kingdom and other countries have established or that he will have announced the establishment of Network Warfare Command, said Dai Xu, a place of arms race in the Internet field will become inevitable. How to adapt and meet the challenges with a positive attitude, is placed in front of China’s grim reality.
Chinese cyber warfare if we do not attach importance to study whether the rules will lose the right to participate in the formulation? Dai Xu answer given is: “Of course you will not fight, who will discuss with you? Only you have the ability to counter-attack or threat to others, others only then you seriously.”
Oriental Morning Post correspondent Wu Yurong from Beijing
network fierce battle in firepower
Oriental Morning Post: Korea has suffered a series of hacker attacks on major sites of event mean network warfare has become a reality? Some government officials blamed the Korea-US attacks in the DPRK or North Korea’s forces, supported, and if so, does that mean that more than between countries, a new form of engagement?
Dai Xu: network war is no longer science fiction has long been the plot of the 1991 Gulf War and the Kosovo war in 1999 are used.
but we can not simply be called asymmetric warfare cyber warfare. Asymmetric warfare is a holistic view of modern warfare. Can only say, with the information age, network warfare is becoming a basic form of combat, the effect of significantly more than firepower, but the war for the people, bringing a new style.
Oriental Morning Post: South Korea announced an emergency Network Warfare Command will be established next year, more than two years ahead of schedule before. In June, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates officially announced the establishment of Network Warfare Command. China in this respect is not there action?
Dai Xu: I think the Chinese do not need to learn U.S. and South Korea, the establishment of what high-profile Network Warfare Command. In fact (for that matter) wants to pay attention, take the network up to the strategic war to understand. Before the actual work necessary to develop hardware and software, training, a matter of course, to a certain time, with the individual’s name, the establishment of institutions, on the up, as the Second Artillery Force.
Oriental Morning Post: website or a network command units, the main architecture? To launch a typical network warfare, which generally requires elements?
Dai Xu: differences among countries, the structure of the network forces are not the same. Thousands of people as the United States is now the size of the 15,000 U.S. troops responsible for the network, more than 700 million computers.
no typical network war is not typical, as long as the network, on the other side for the conduct of war, can be considered. But usually not hacking, must be both a state of war.
generally require computer network warfare, need to attack (software), can also be a single collective attack. Currently there is no shaping tactics, because the real battle has not a single network occurred.
have not heard of Chinese hackers forces
Oriental Morning Post: South Korean Air Force headquarters in May issued the “2009 List of foreign military structure,” claimed ” China’s current total of hacker operates three units. ” On your understanding of the situation, South Korea’s statement true?
Dai Xu: electronic warfare forces, some units are there; but what computer viruses force, army and other hackers call, I have not heard.
Oriental Morning Post: In addition to military targets could be hit, the computer may be attacked civilian targets, network warfare command still need to protect civilian facilities, and some civil institutions or cooperation?
Dai Xu: This is not protection, but rather need to participate in these units. U.S. Cyber ??Storm exercise twice, have participated in these units; followed by various government departments, major businesses and functions, is involved in the computer system, to participate. Network warfare is the behavior of the national strategic level, not just military involvement.
Oriental Morning Post: The Internet arms race in the field will occur? China’s network security and foreign exchange situation?
Dai Xu: It is inevitable. New style of war, is not the people’s will to. Exchange situation, it could be there. But more important is preparation. Foreign exchange is just a form of little significance.
agree with the conclusion of the Convention on cyber warfare
Oriental Morning Post: The United States that all countries under the coordination of the international law enforcement agencies to cooperate in the fight against cyber crime Russia advocated a national high-level talks to conclude by a network of rules on international treaties. From a professional point of view of technical staff, which side you are more supportive of the view?
Dai Xu: I agree with Russia.
Oriental Morning Post: The Russian side suggested that States should undertake not to attack civilian targets in the network, while strengthening the monitoring of the Internet. However, the United States believes that the implementation of the main attack is often difficult to distinguish. Only the existence of an international treaty binding on the government, and beyond the reach of hackers. In addition, the United States opposing the expansion of network monitoring that is looking for an excuse to suppress Internet freedom. How do you evaluate these ideas and concepts?
Dai Xu: If a virus monitoring, of course it can, and other political information monitoring, may lead to resentment of the international public opinion.