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Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Chinese Thinking about Long-Distance and Expeditionary Operations

Author: Dr Larry M Wortzel According to many analysts of China’s military, when an officer of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) suggests new forms of operations, expanded domains of warfare, or new weapons systems, American security planners can dismiss these projections as merely “aspirational” thinking. This assessment of the PLA Academy of Military Science …

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025

Editor: Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr David Lai This volume is of special relevance in light of the profound changes occurring within the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). China’s desire to develop a military commensurate with its diverse interests is both legitimate and understandable. The challenge for U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is to understand how China …

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Information Warfare

Author: Dr Larry M Wortzel On November 23, 2013, the Chinese government announced plans to establish a new air defense intercept zone which will include the Diaoyu or Senkaku Islands, sovereignty over which is disputed by Japan, China, and Taiwan. Due to complaints of cyber penetrations attributed to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, U.S. Departments …

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Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell To many in the United States, China looms large and threatening. This monograph attempts to answer, through an analysis of China’s defense establishment under the leadership of Jiang Zemin, questions such as: What are the national security and national military goals of China’s leaders? What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in …

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China’s Strategic Modernization: Implications for the United States

Author: Major Mark A Stokes Conventional wisdom portrays the People’s Republic of China (PRC) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a backward continental force that will not pose a military challenge to its neighbors or to the United States well into the 21st century. PLA writings that demonstrate interest in exploiting the revolution in military affairs …

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Traditional Military Thinking and the Defensive Strategy of China

Author: LTG Li Jijun, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr On July 15, 1997, the U.S. Army War College hosted a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Military Science. During the delegation’s visit, Academy representatives and members of the U.S. Army War College faculty engaged in discussions ranging from professional military education to national security and …

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China’s Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World

Author: Dr Samuel S Kim In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and . . . or Peer Competitor.” Dr. Samuel S. Kim of Columbia University argues that, while post-Tiananmen China is a growing regional …

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China’s Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives

Author: Dr David Shambaugh, Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun This past April the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. The theme, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and . . . or Peer Competitor,” was especially timely. Dr. David Shambaugh and Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun look at China from …

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China and the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Dr Bates Gill, LTC Lonnie Henley In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and…or Peer Competitor.” Dr. Bates Gill of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on a panel entitled, “Seizing the RMA: …

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China’s Strategic View: The Role of the People’s Liberation Army

Author: Dr June Teufel-Dreyer In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and…or Peer Competitor.” Dr. June Tuefel Dreyer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, on a panel examining “China’s Strategic View,” argued …

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Security Cooperation with China: Analysis and a Proposal

Author: Dr Thomas L Wilborn Dr. Wilborn examines U.S.-China security cooperation before Tiananmen, the strategic context in which it took place, and the strategic environment of U.S.-China relations at the present time. He then concludes that the reasons which justified the program of security cooperation with China during the cold war are irrelevant today. Security …

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