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

Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Chinese Thinking about Long-Distance and Expeditionary Operations
Title:
Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Chinese Thinking about Long-Distance and Expeditionary Operations
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01192-3
ISBN:
9781584877295
Description

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 publication Long Distance Operations and other military publications of this genre propose that suggestions for forms of future warfare capture currents of thinking among mid-grade officers and also reflect how the senior political and military leaders in China want the PLA to evolve. Among the trends identified in this Letort Paper is the requirement for a capacity to more effectively attack a distant adversary, such as the United States, and to hold that adversary’s population at risk. This analysis also shows that a number of military analysts in China perceive that the populace is at risk from attacks by stronger, distant states. In the past 5 years, the PLA has exercised to develop force projection and expeditionary capabilities. As described in brief in this analysis, in the past 6 months, the PLA has changed its own force structure and posture in ways that will facilitate expeditionary operations.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 09/23/16.

Audience

Members of the military, military strategists, military analysts, government officials involved in foreign relations with China and with a vested interest in the Chinese military and protecting the Chinese people, and students and teachers studying political affairs/foreign affairs/military affairs, and especially issues related to the Chinese government and military will find this publication extremely informative.

Product Details

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Backordered
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$10.00
International Price:
$14.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Wortzel, Larry M.
Key Phrases:
  • Letort Papers
  • Chinese Thinking about Long Distance and Expeditionary Operations
  • China
  • Military doctrine, China
  • China, Military policy, 21st century
Weight:
0.3125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
09/07/2016
Last Status Update:
06/17/2019
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