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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’

The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Army War College Explores Strategy to Avoid US-China Conflict

U.S. Army Col. (ret.) William Braun, a research professor at the Army War College’s Strategic Institute, has discussed steps he says could help avoid conflict between the U.S. and China over territorial claims. Braun said at a panel discussion that the Army and national strategy policymakers must try to understand China’s …

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US, Chinese Officials Commission Nuclear Security CoE in Beijing; Ernest Moniz Comments

China has unveiled a new nuclear security center of excellence in Beijing that aims to support international efforts to secure nuclear materials. Ernest Moniz, secretary of the U.S. Energy Department, along with senior U.S. officials from the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Defense Department, helped commission the new CoE with the China Atomic …

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Bill Evanina: China Fails to Follow Anti-Cyber Theft Pact with US

National Counterintelligence Executive Bill Evanina believes China has failed to follow an agreement with the U.S. government to help counter Chinese cyber attacks against U.S. companies, The Hill reported Thursday. The U.S. counterintelligence operations chief said in a briefing the state of corporate espionage conducted by Chinese hackers has not …

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James Clapper, John McCain Express Doubt on US-China Cyber Cooperation

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has indicated his skepticism on the effectiveness of the U.S.-China cyber cooperation agreement announced last week, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that while Clapper acknowledged the agreement to halt economic cyber espionage as a start to further cybersecurity, he urged the administration to verify …

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US, China Reach Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to not conduct economic cyber espionage during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last week, USA Today reported Friday. David Jackson writes that Xi has denied reports of his government’s involvement in recent cyber attacks, such as the hacks on Office of Personnel …

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New CNAS Report Analyzes China’s Cyber Strategy

A new report by the Center for a New American Security outlines China’s cybersecurity strategy in the political, economic and military arenas and the development of supporting infrastructure in the past 30 years. CNAS said Wednesday that Amy Chang‘s “Warring State: China’s Cybersecurity Strategy” report indicates that a level of distrust …

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