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The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities (ePub eBook)

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The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities (ePub eBook)
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In late October 2010, a distinguished international group of experts on airpower, military affairs, and the PRC-Taiwan relationship gathered at a conference in Taipei to examine the present state and future prospects of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in China. The conference was co-sponsored by the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), the U.S. National Defense University (NDU), and the RAND Corporation.

This publication is a compilation of the edited papers presented there on Chinese airpower, the PLAAF, and the implications for Taiwan, together with comments and additions by distinguished attendees culled by the editors: Richard P. Hallion, Roger Cliff, and Phillip C. Saunders.

The four-part structure of this book reflects the four broad themes covered at the conference:

  1. concepts;
  2. PLAAF organization, leadership, and doctrine;
  3. PLAAF equipment, personnel, education, and training;
  4. and industry and military implications.

Taken as a whole, the chapters of this volume provide a comprehensive picture of China’s progress in building a modern air force.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  xi
David A. Deptula

Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  xvii
Richard P. Hallion

I: Concepts

Chapter 1
The Concept of Airpower: Its Emergence, Evolution, and Future. . . . . . . . . .1
Forrest E. Morgan

Chapter 2
China’s Quest for Joint Aerospace Power: Concepts and Future Aspirations. . . . . 33
Mark A. Stokes

Chapter 3
The PLAAF’s Evolving Influence within the PLA and upon National Policy. . . . . . .71
Xiaoming Zhang

II: Organization , Leadership, and Doctrine

Chapter 4
The Organizational Structure of the PLAAF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Kenneth W. Allen

Chapter 5
The Missions of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. . . . 133
Murray Scot Tanner

Chapter 6
The Development of the PLAAF’s Doctrine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Roger Cliff

Chapter 7
The PLAAF and the Integration of Air and Space Power. . . . 165
Kevin Pollpeter

III: Equipment, Personnel, and Education / Training

Chapter 8
Equipping the PLAAF: The Long March to Modernity. . . . . 191
David Shlapak

Chapter 9
Meeting the Challenge of the Upcoming PLAAF Leadership Reshuffle. . . . . 213
You Ji

Chapter 10
Education and Training in the PLAAF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Kevin Lanzit

IV: Industries and Military Implications

Chapter 11
China’s Aviation Industry: Past, Present, and Future . . . . . . . 257
Shen Pin-Luen

Chapter 12
China’s Quest for Advanced Aviation Technologies. . . . . . . . 271
Phillip C. Saunders and Joshua K. Wiseman

Chapter 13
The Employment of Airpower in the Taiwan Strait. . . . . . . . . 325
Hsi-hua Cheng

Chapter 14
The U.S.-China Military Balance Seen in a Three-Game Framework . . . . . . . . . 347
David Frelinger and Jessica Hart

About the Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377

Audience

This publication would be useful to the military's analysis community, civilian leaders, military commanders and staff officers at all levels, policymakers, members of government and defense agencies/contractors, and members of military-focused committees and U.S.-China relations committees. This publication would also be useful to historians and students engaged with historical/political/military studies (especially concerning China and the U.S.).

Product Details

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$9.99
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, National Defense University
Year/Pages:
2012, 424 pages

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