Artículos con la etiqueta ‘El peso de la historia’

Psychological warfare in the South China Sea

Por • 11 abr, 2013 • Category: Política

Maritime disputes between China and Vietnam have entered a dangerous new realm: psychological warfare. Tit-for-tat provocations, including marine patrol deployments in disputed areas in the South China Sea and Beijing’s decision to include territories it claims on maps printed in its national passports, have intensified in recent months, adding new destabilizing variables to an already volatile situation. Rather than dialogue, China and Vietnam seem to be increasingly engaged in a thorny game of psychological warfare, with the apparent aim to undermine the other sides’ ability to conduct potential combat operations in the disputed areas. While Vietnam’s reactions to China’s moves have appeared more defensive than offensive, China’s actions have more clearly aimed at deterring and demoralizing Vietnam’s smaller and comparatively poorly equipped military and navy.