The military announces software designed to predict the Communist China’s reaction to U.S. action


New software developed by the US military and released last week will help commanders understand how their actions in the Indo-Pacific trigger China’s dominant Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“Because the scope of the conflict and the set of challenges extend to the gray zone, you need to look at a much wider set of indicators and interweave them to understand the threat interactions. That’s it, “said Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks last week.

The new military software will analyze such indicators to determine if selling various weapons, US-backed military activities, and parliamentary visits could trigger action from the Chinese government. It has been.

Analyzing how these actions react from the CCP could prevent situations in which the military and its civilian leadership could upset the government and ease tensions between the US and Chinese governments. Be expected.

The exact data used by the software has not been released, but the Pentagon said the data had been collected since 2020. This means that almost all of the information the software is built on was taken during the strange era of CCP. A virus commonly known as the new coronavirus. It is unclear how that limitation will affect the accuracy of the software.

It is also unclear whether the software can predict CCP diplomatic and military reactions that are close to or better than human diplomats and commanders in the United States.

Overall, this software appears to be in line with the broader trends in the Biden administration’s policy platform for China. To date, governments have generally preferred attempts to curb CCP attacks while avoiding complete conflicts. However, this non-conflicting approach is characterized as follows:appeasementTo a malicious person who manipulates the United States and the international community.

The announcement was made during a week of mixed-signals on US-China policy and the possibility of a military conflict between the two countries, and the Chinese Communist Party continued to speak about its vision of “unifying” Taiwan.

Just days before the software was released, the US Indo-Pacific Army Commander met with the Army Commander of the Chinese Air Force and Navy units. Annual meeting Of the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement Working Group (MMCA).

The MMCA was chartered in 1998 with the aim of strengthening military maritime security and improving military understanding in complying with international law and norms.

Maj. Gen. Christopher McPhillips, chief officer of the US MMCA delegation, said the forum provided a “guardrail of military encounters” and “candid conversations” between the US and Chinese forces.

Conversely, other US troops were conducting joint military exercises with Japan, even while McPhillips was in talks with Chinese responders.

Dubbing exercises Resolute dragonIs Japan’s largest bilateral field exercise in history, with more than 4,000 Marines training with Japan’s corresponding Marines within 1,800 miles of the Japanese archipelago. Overall, Resolute Dragon culminated in a large-scale mission against targets aimed at denying the sea, such as those used during the war with China over Taiwan.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Andrew Thorn Brook


Andrew Thornebrooke is a reporter for The Epoch Times, which deals with China-related issues with a focus on defense, military and national security. He holds a master’s degree in military history from Norwich University.