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China's War by Other Means: Unveiling China's Quest for Information Dominance

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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This thesis adds to the body of knowledge and scholarly literature by attempting to illuminate Chinas communication strategy during three historical military engagements, as well as analyze research from leading experts in Chinas information operations. This topic is significant to the military profession and other scholars because China executes communication strategy using methods which may not be widely understood by information practitioners. China achieves objectives through the use of Diplomacy, Information, Military and Economic DIME National Instruments of Power IOP in ways United States leaders may not fully comprehend. China attempted communication strategy in each of the following engagements, and executed plans differently each time. The research questions addressed in this thesis are as follows To what degree did China plan its communication strategy before and during Chinas land invasion into Vietnam in 1979 the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1996 and the Chinese anti-satellite missile test in 2007

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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