Sources: ICS-CERT newsletter [PDF], Digital Bond, Reuters, Threat Post
quote: Motoman laid out a fairly plausible scenario
quote: I'm as gung-ho as the next guy but still if we can't coordinate we're screwed.
quote: Is that before or after Jeff Goldbloom uploads the mega-virus to our mothership with a MacBook?
quote: Other than that, if it were me I would do just as he suggested: take out the civilian power grid and communications, sit back and let the populace eat itself for awhile and then attack.
quote: And then the planes come, the missiles are launched, the boats land, and the tanks roll. And we can't see them coming or coordinate the military to meet them when they get here.
quote: China would need a supply line stretching across an entire ocean, with virtually NO blue water Navy to speak of to defend it from the pure rape it would suffer at the hands of the US, British etc etc's navy.
quote: In the first 60 seconds of the next war, we could be dark nationwide, with no communications capabilities of any kind. And then the planes come, the missiles are launched, the boats land, and the tanks roll. And we can't see them coming or coordinate the military to meet them when they get here.
quote: There's only one superpower that controls the seas and the air.
quote: That's nonsense. The military has satellite as well as terrestrial communications systems that are proven to be secure, and have zero dependency on civilian infrastructure.Also google RACES. Ham Radio is still alive and well with many licensed radio operators (yours truly included). RACES was designed specifically for the scenario you describe.Heck even plain old CB radios will work in a vacuum, no dependency on any external infrastructure.