TRADOC G2 expanded and updated the Indo-Pacific Operational Environment (OE) of DATE in August, 2023. Additions include four new countries to better reflect the complex operational environment: Bagansait, Himaldesh, Sungzon, and Khorathidin. Our allies are already using and contributing towards this environment, as most recently as the large scale, multi-lateral exercise, Talisman Sabre 23.…

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by Kevin Freese, TRADOC G-2 Analyst Combatants have used civilian communications networks since the invention of the telegraph, and wireless communications are no exception. Cellular phones provided targeting information and became targets themselves throughout the Global War on Terror. Smart phones have played a major role for several years now in strategic messaging and information operations.…

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Since the beginning of 2022, new capabilities of several significant systems in China’s space program have been tested. These include space-based orbital debris tracking  sensors, a new spaceplane, a new series of datalink satellites, and tests of a deployable “sail” to facilitate deorbiting of satellites. Chinese state media China News Online describes the success of…

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