Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy

Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy

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Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy by Toshi Yoshihara, James Holmes

Combining a close knowledge of Asia and an ability to tap Chinese-language sources with naval combat experience and expertise in sea-power theory, the authors assess how the rise of Chinese sea power will affect U.S. maritime strategy in Asia. They argue that China is laying the groundwork for a sustained challenge to American primacy in maritime Asia, and to defend this hypothesis they look back to Alfred Thayer Mahan s sea-power theories, now popular with the Chinese. The book considers how strategic thought about the sea shapes Beijing s deliberations and compares China s geostrategic predicament to that of the Kaiser's Germany a century ago. It examines the Chinese navy s operational concepts, tactics, and capabilities and appraises China s ballistic-missile submarine fleet. The authors conclude that unless Washington adapts, China will present a challenge to America s strategic position.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612510286
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 291
File size: 2 MB

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