CHAPTER 4: PRINCIPLES OF WARFARE – WEST VERSUS EAST
Warfare – Mapping East to West
Before entering to the realm of the People’s Liberation Army and how they dominate cyberspace with their version 21st Century cyberwarfare, one should have an understanding of how both Chinese and non-Chinese militaries conduct traditional kinetic effects-based warfare. It is necessary to map Western principles of warfare to Eastern principles; indeed it is essential, in that it lays a foundation for the principles of 21st century Chinese cyberwarfare to be discussed comparatively with the way in which the West intends to fight in the 5th domain. Only then can a better appreciation be achieved regarding PRC designs for cyberwarfare doctrine.