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The dragon awakes : China's military modernization trends and implications

Author: Lawrence E Grinter; USAF Counterproliferation Center.
Publisher: Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : USAF Counterproliferation Center, Air University, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English
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"Four essays ... analyze broad trends in Chinese military modernization. While they treat strategic capabilities ... the essays analyze considerably more. They look at the whole pattern of Chinese military modernization-- strategy, doctrine, information warfare, ground, naval and air forces. The essays come to ... much the same conclusion: that while the PLA ... is acquiring "pockets" of modern capabilities through  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence E Grinter; USAF Counterproliferation Center.
OCLC Number: 43251131
Notes: "October 1999."
Description: iv, 94 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: China's military modernization trends / Lawrence Grinter --
China as peer competitor? Trends in nuclear weapons, space and information warfare / Kathryn L. Gauthier --
Chinese power projection / Steven W. Rogers --
Chinese military modernization: an uneven path / Joseph F. Cheney --
Weapons imports and weapons sales: path to China's military modernization / Stephen J. Gensheimer.
Other Titles: China's military modernization trends and implications
Responsibility: Lawrence E. Grinter, editor.

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"Four essays ... analyze broad trends in Chinese military modernization. While they treat strategic capabilities ... the essays analyze considerably more. They look at the whole pattern of Chinese military modernization-- strategy, doctrine, information warfare, ground, naval and air forces. The essays come to ... much the same conclusion: that while the PLA ... is acquiring "pockets" of modern capabilities through a variety of legal and illegal endeavors, these selective acquisitions do not offset the overall obsolescence of most of China's armed forces."

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