Brigadier General Spalding’s eye-opening book tracked the Chinese Communist Party’s insidious efforts to co-opt American technology, finances and industry to subsidize its own economic expansion and establish a new form of global supremacy that suppresses the freedoms the United States was founded upon.
While Senior Director for Strategy to the President, Spalding began raising the alarm on China’s strategy to defeat the United States without resorting to open conflict. Beijing is operating under the rules of “Unrestricted Warfare,” engaging in a non-military conflict with the United States that prioritizes the use of economic, cyber and espionage tools. People’s Liberation Army cyber divisions can steal intellectual property. Beijing can pressure Western businesses to censor their employees speech or risk being excluded from the Chinese market. Debt traps can be used to seize strategic ports.