Burma's Armed Forces: Power without Glory

Burma's Armed Forces: Power without Glory

by Andrew Selth

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ISBN-13: 9781910736777
Publisher: Camphor Press Ltd
Publication date: 08/10/2017
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Acronyms and Abbreviations xii

Tables, Figures and Maps xviii

Glossary xvix

Foreword xxii

Introduction xxv

1. Historical And Strategic Setting

1.1 Burma’s Geostrategic Position / 3

1.2 The Historical Framework / 7

1.3 International Rivalries Before 1988 / 13

1.4 The Modern Strategic Environment / 15

2. Defence Policies and Threat Perceptions

2.1 Burma’s Defence Policies / 28

2.2 Domestic Imperatives / 33

2.3 External Threat Perceptions / 38

3. Tatmadaw Structure and Organisation

3.1 Command and Control / 48

3.2 Communications / 60

3.3 Military Computers / 67

4. Recruitment, Training and Doctrine

4.1 Recruitment and Personnel / 76

4.2 Training and Indoctrination / 82

4.3 Doctrine and Strategic Concepts / 88

5. Military Intelligence

5.1 Intelligence Before 1988 / 100

5.2 Intelligence After 1988 / 112

5.3 Intelligence and Security / 121

6. The Economic Dimension

6.1 Burma’s Defence Expenditure / 131

6.2 Burma’s Defence Industries / 140

6.3 The Tatmadaw and the Economy / 145

7. The Burma Army

7.1 The Burma Army Before 1988 / 155

7.2 The Burma Army After 1988 / 165

7.3 The New Burma Army / 172

8. The Burma Navy

8.1 The Burma Navy Before 1988 / 184

8.2 The Burma Navy After 1988 / 191

8.3 The New Burma Navy / 197

9. The Burma Air Force

9.1 The Burma Air Force Before 1988 / 205

9.2 The Burma Air Force After 1988 / 212

9.3 The New Burma Air Force / 221

10. Burma and Exotic Weapons

10.1 Chemical Weapons / 233

10.2 Biological Weapons / 241

10.3 Nuclear Weapons / 244

10.4 Rangoon and Exotic Weapons / 246

11. The Tatmadaw Today

11.1 The Tatmadaw Transformed / 254

11.2 Challenges to Tatmadaw Unity / 259

11.3 Burma and Military Rule / 268

12. The Tatmadaw in a Democracy

12.1 Burma’s Uncertain Future / 275

12.2 The Theory / 277

12.3 The Practice / 284

12.4 Conclusion / 290

Appendices

1. Burma’s Order of Battle / 294

2. Burma’s Defence Expenditure / 313

Select Bibliography 317

Index 334

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