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Secret Cyber War Games Between U.S. and China Let Countries Role-Play Their Frustrations

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:40 PM
This Article looked crazy, have a look and let me know what you think about it. Thank you.

China and the U.S. are playing pretend war to vent their mutual frustrations and avoid a real one, according to a report by the Guardian. The State and Defense departments participated in two hypothetical-conflict sessions last year, and another round is planned for May. The war games were designed to prevent a “sudden military escalation” amid burgeoning anger in Washington over cyber attacks that the U.S. says are originating in China. For its part, China is feeling a bit bellicose, the Guardian reports.These war games are designed to let officials talk about hypothetical conflicts in a way that indirectly addresses their pent-up frustrations. The Guardian extensively quotes Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, who helped organize the war games. During the first round, officials had to talk about what they would do if they were attacked by a computer virus like the Stuxnet worm that disabled nuclear facilities in Iran. Then they had to discuss how they’d react if they found out the attack was launched by the other side. “Known as "Track 1.5" diplomacy, it is the closest governments can get in conflict management without full-blown talks,” the newspaper reports.

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by Thisbseth

You first.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:44 PM
Why can't they just play checkers? They can paste pictures of their valuable assets on them to make it more life-like.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:48 PM
reply to post by amongus

If I must,

Anyways, my personal opinion is that this is better then real war. I imagine them playing BF3, all sides presidents going at it over Xbox live.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 12:26 AM
it's inevitable when all the world's countries are fighting for the same resources, oil.

imagine a world without oil. say goodbye to a trillion dollar military. say goodbye to airplanes and travel, say good bye to your car, say good bye to your job, your vacations to disneyland, say good bye to civilization as we know it.

you can say goodbye to food, unless you grow your own.

say hello to your horse and buggy.

it'll be life just before the industrial revolution if humanity doesn't find an alternative energy supply that can power the combustible engine.

or a whole new power train.

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