Accession Number:

AD1105275

Title:

Persuasion Pathways: How USINDOPACOM can Operationalize Information to Win the Competition in the South China Sea

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The coercive policies implemented by the Peoples Republic of China PRC to achieve its territorial ambition in the South China Sea are well documented. An information-centric strategy can impose reputational costs on China by bringing international attention to its predatory ambitions and activities in order to compel the PRC to moderate its behaviors. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command can support this broader information campaign to curtail Peoples Liberation Army and Navy adventurism in the South China Sea by changing the paradigm for how the combatant command staff plans and synchronizes communication across its area of responsibility, demonstrating a persistent presence of a capable military force in the region, and strengthening partner networks.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE