It is worth noting that explicit Confucism was suppressed under the Chinese Communist Party. It is interesting that China has called these academic nodes in the US “Confucius Institutes.”
(From The Washington Free Beacon)
The Pentagon last week awarded five grants to university-industry teams collaborating on research related to U.S. defense capabilities as part of the department’s Defense Enterprise Science Initiative, a pilot program that incentivizes this type of collaboration. Three of the universities—Arizona State, Stanford, and the University of Washington—are home to Confucius Institutes, which are embedded on college campuses to teach Chinese language and culture while propagating communist viewpoints…
…The DESI awards granted by the Defense Department earlier this month will support industry-university teams researching power beaming, highly-maneuverable autonomous drones, and metamaterial-based antennas, among other topics related to defense capabilities. Industry partners include Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Skydio, TERA-print, and Visor Corporation.
A publication which is of particular interest we think to our readers on the topic of China and warfare (it is one we’ve mentioned before) is Unrestricted Warfare written by two mid level Chinese military officers in the late 1990s. It is a remarkable book. Think exploding toasters. We are not kidding.
Part of the Amazon blurb for Unrestricted Warfare reads;
The traditional mentality that offensive action is limited to military action is no longer adequate given the range of contemporary threats and the rising costs-both in dollars and lives lost-of traditional warfare. Instead, Liang and Xiangsui suggest the significance of alternatives to direct military confrontation, including international policy, economic warfare, attacks on digital infrastructure and networks, and terrorism.
Why are taxpayers funding China military research of any kind? Seems odd.