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Training, Simulation Key to Achieving JADC2 Goals Defense News 6/30/2023 By Michael Bayer

This spring, hackers breached U.S. critical infrastructure on the strategically crucial island of Guam.

Multiple U.S. technology companies investigated the breach. One assessed that the hacking campaign was designed to pursue the development of capabilities that could disrupt communications between the United States and Asia during future crises.

This is yet another blunt reminder of the People’s Republic of China using its growing cyber capabilities to prepare for potential conflict.

For years, the Defense Department has asserted future great power conflict would likely involve both dispersed U.S. units fighting against adversaries of roughly technical parity and simultaneous asymmetric attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure that degrade logistics and vital communications lines. That future is here.

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