Inside the Ring: PLA on Cyber Warfare Buildup

Chinese PLA (People's Liberation Army) soldiers march during a military drill in southwest China's Sichuan province, 23 September 2014

Chinese PLA (People's Liberation Army) soldiers march during a military drill in southwest China's Sichuan province, 23 September 2014 / AP

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A Chinese military official revealed last month that Beijing plans to rapidly build a new People’s Liberation Army cyberwarfare force in response to U.S. military cyberforces.

Col. Li Minghai of the PLA’s National Defense University wrote in the Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper that a new cyberwarfare force is needed to counter the United States as the Pentagon is building up its cyberattack capabilities.

"It is more necessary for us to build a brand new ‘operation force,’" said Col. Li, identified as deputy director of the NDU’s Center for Cyberspace Security.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.