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The PLA at home and abroad : assessing the operational capabilities of China's military

Author: Roy Kamphausen; David Lai; Andrew Scobell; George Bush; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
Publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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PLA at home and abroad
(OCoLC)646140133
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Kamphausen; David Lai; Andrew Scobell; George Bush; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
ISBN: 9781584874485 1584874481
OCLC Number: 669982961
Notes: "June 2010."
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 645 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Assessing the operational capabilities of China's military
Responsibility: Roy Kamphausen, David Lai, Andrew Scobell, editors ; [foreword by George H.W. Bush].

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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.

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