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October 22, 2010 | History

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The PLA at home and abroad
Roy Kamphausen

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The PLA at home and abroad
assessing the operational capabilities of China's military
Roy Kamphausen, David Lai, Andrew Scobell, editors

Published 2010 by Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The chapters presented in this volume have demonstrated first, Chinese and PLA leaders have a strong sense of mission and concern for China's security and well-being. Second, the PLA is committed to the transformation in military affairs with Chinese characteristics. Third, the PLA is eager to learn from the U.S. military to expand and improve its operational capabilities. Finally, the PLA has made progress in its transformation and operational capabilities. For a long time, American leaders have been surprised with the PLA's advances. This volume (and many of the previous volumes from past PLA conferences) show that these advances did not come out of the blue. Although much of the learning and many of the improvements are still far from what is desired (from Chinese expectations and American critiques), and some of the learning has even created contradictions for the PLA, these persistent and diligent learning practices will eventually bring the PLA to a higher level of proficiency in its capabilities. The emergence of a much more sophisticated PLA in the coming years should not be a surprise."--P. 37-38.

Table of Contents

Foreword / George H.W. Bush
Introduction / David Lai
The People's Liberation Army and the changing global security landscape / Paul H.B. Godwin
Discourse in 3-D : the PLA's evolving doctrine, circa 2009 / Andrew Scobell
Changing civil-military relations in China / You Ji and Daniel Alderman
Towards an integrative C4ISR system : informationization and joint operations in the People's Liberation Army / Kevin Pollpeter
The People's Liberation Army and China's internal security challenges / Harold M. Tanner
Chinese sea power in action : the counter piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and beyond / Andrew S. Erickson
People's Liberation Army and People's Armed Police ground exercises with foreign forces, 2002-2009 / Dennis J. Blasko
Military exchanges with Chinese characteristics : the People's Liberation Army experience with military relations / Heidi Holz and Kenneth Allen
Emerging grand strategy for China's defense industry reform / Eric Hagt
Taming the hydra : trends in China's military logistics since 2000 / Susan M. Puska.

Edition Notes

"June 2010."

Papers from the conference sponsored by the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the U.S. Army War College, held Spetember 2009 on the People's Liberation Army.

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available online in PDF format from Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Other Titles
People's Liberation Army at home and abroad


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UA835 .P585 2010

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