The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is a decade into a sweeping military modernisation program that has fundamentally transformed its ability to fight high tech wars. The Chinese military, using increasingly networked forces capable of communicating across service arms and among all echelons of command, is pushing beyond its traditional missions focused on Taiwan and toward a more regional defence posture. This book presents a comprehensive open source assessment of China‘s capability to conduct computer network operations (CNO) both during peacetime and periods of conflict, and will hopefully serve as a useful reference to policymakers, China specialists, and information operations professionals.
Modern military coalition operations rely on the ability of multiple independently developed networks to function cohesively, allowing information collected by different sources to be transmitted, analyzed, processed, and provided to troops involved in tactical operations.
Network Science for Military Coalition Operations: Information Exchange and Interaction presents an advanced view of this delicate and vital operation. However, an understanding of the science behind coalition operations can benefit not just military operations, but any context in the modern world where two independent organizations need to collaborate together for a shared goal. In this age of globalization, the research in this book becomes of unprecedented importance, not only for the military, where most stable and advance techniques are required, but also for society at large, which also demands constant improvement in network science.