The Chinese Information War

Espionage, Cyberwar, Communications Control and Related Threats to United States Interests, 2d ed.


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About the Book

China’s information war against the United States is clever technically, broadly applied and successful. The intelligence community in the U.S. has publicly stated this is a kind of war we do not know how to fight—yet it is the U.S. military that developed and expanded the doctrine of information war.
In fact, the U.S. military is at a disadvantage because it is part of a democratic, decentralized system of government that separates the state from commercial business. China’s political systems are more easily adapted to this form of warfare, as their recent land seizures in the South China Sea demonstrate. We call this annexation, when it is a new form of conquest.

About the Author(s)

Dennis F. Poindexter has been a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and made information warfare assessments for Ballistic Missile Defense, the National Command Authority and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He performed counter-terrorism operations for the FBI and worked with the White House Critical National Cybersecurity Initiative Number 7. He lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis F. Poindexter
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 250
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7271-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3176-9
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Reviews of the 1st edition: “the book raises important points and makes a strong case for more coordinated government and private sector efforts to address the information war problem effectively. Recommended”—Choice
  • “A strong addition to current events and international issues collections, recommended”—Midwest Book Review
  • “Extensive factual research…provides ample references in this detailed research…an eye opening expose that details the working of the Chinese government…fascinating”—Slashdot.