Un recente articolo su China Defense Daily (commentato da Adam Segal su The Diplomat) aggiunge un ulteriore tassello all’infowarfare tra Stati Uniti e Cina.
“China Defense Daily lays out some of the reasons why Chinese experts think deterrence is hard, or to be more specific, why the U.S. military will have difficulty achieving its deterrence aims. First, though, the article addresses all the “advantages” the United States brings to the table: resources (10 of the world’s 13 root servers are in the United States); technology (operating systems, databases, processors, microchips, network switching, and other core technology are all “in the hands of American companies”); power (there is a large gap between the United States and others in the development of weapons, investment, the training of talent, and the scale of armed forces).
Despite these strengths, the article sees the U.S. as being unable to secure its networks. The announcement of the Defense Department’s Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, in the Chinese view, encouraged other countries to develop their own offensive capabilities. Attribution is hard, and providing proof of who is behind an attack that would convince others is still extremely difficult. Detection and monitoring capabilities in cyberspace are underdeveloped, so it’s a real question whether the U.S. military can detect, provide warning of, and deter an attack before it happens. Finally, if the United States decides to retaliate through offensive cyber attacks, it can have no certainty about the outcomes. The impacts on networks are often limited and can be quickly recovered from.“