Washington Free Beacon-Dec 15, 2015

Chinese Submarine Practiced Missile Attack on USS Reagan

By Bill Gertz

A Chinese attack submarine conducted a simulated cruise missile attack on the aircraft carrier USS Reagan during a close encounter several weeks ago, according to American defense officials.

The targeting incident near the Sea of Japan in October violated China’s 2014 commitment to the multinational Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, known as CUES, designed to reduce the risk of a shooting incident between naval vessels, said officials familiar with details of the encounter they described as “serious...

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Conduct research and development activities with the goal of assuring U.S. resilience in the event of cyber conflict.


The Cyber Conflict Research Institute (CCRI) was founded on the underlying assumption that cyberspace will become an arena for international and sub-national conflict over the next decades. An adequate national cyber response system must be created. No single organization in government, industry, or academia can, by itself, adequately contemplate or address any of the complex issues raised by serious reflection of the potential for cyber conflict.

As the threat of cyber conflict evolves and becomes realized, it may well undermine traditional national security structures and policies. The role and mission of the military in national defense must be updated to account for the potential cyber threats to civilian-owned infrastructures in periods (short) of armed conflict. The role and mission of the National Guard in strategic cyber defense must be articulated and made operational. Legal frameworks must evolve to address issues associated with cyber conflict.


CCRI contributes to national cyber preparedness through:

  • Planning and conducting cyber exercises for government and private sector organizations
  • Developing new technologies to improve understanding of cyber conflict
  • Enabling private industry to understand risks and responsibilities associated with cyber conflict
  • Develop models to better understand the consequences of cyber conflict


Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) was federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2002 and is funded in part through the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. NUARI has a national center to address cyber incident management challenges through research, training programs and technology development and has been a global leader for more than a decade in developing cyber war gaming, distributed learning technology, distributed simulation technology, critical infrastructure exercises, and cyber security curriculum.

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