05 august 2020

Crisis 'hotline' between U.S., China feared as possible strategic tool for attack


In 21st century conflict, even the crisis hotline could become a weapon of war.There are growing fears among foreign policy specialists and military and intelligence officials that any new crisis communication systems with China — updated, tactical-level versions of the cliched “red phone” between Washington and Moscow at the height of the Cold War — could themselves become strategic tools of attack or deception.While the U.S. already has a nuclear hotline with China, along with a so-called [...]