Rick Fisher, an expert on the Chinese military at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, said severing undersea cables would be a “high priority” in a blockade of Taiwan, which China claims as its own.
He told The Sun: “In order to achieve an effective blockade of Taiwan and to maximize psychological pressure to force an early surrender, the severing of undersea communication cables would be a very high priority for the early stages of a Chinese invasion.”
Elisabeth Braw, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise, told the same publication: “If you think how wars begin, you start by cutting off communications.
“It used to be destroying the television tower, but these days it would be cutting off the internet cables.
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