Survival Through Adaptation: The Chinese Red Army and the Extermination Campaigns, 1927-1936

Survival Through Adaptation: The Chinese Red Army and the Extermination Campaigns, 1927-1936

by U.S. Army Command and General Staff Coll

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Overview

This study analyzes the Chinese Red Army from 1927 to 1936 to deter-mine how the Red Army survived attacks from external military forces and also successfully overcame the threats to its existence posed by changing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) policies. During this period, the CCP attempted to develop, expand, and professionalize the Chinese Red Army as a way to defend Communist base areas from a series of Kuomingtang (KMT) Extermination Campaigns. Also during these years, changes in the CCP leadership often placed the Red Army in dangerous situations by underestimating the KMT military threat and overestimating Red Army capabilities. This re-examination of the origin and development of the Chi-nese People's Liberation Army looks at the Chinese Red Army's strategy, tactics, organization, and training and identifies four themes that helped it adapt and survive: a pragmatic strategy focused on long-term success; creating local populace support through adaptation; strong soldier recruiting, training, and retention; and a comprehensive officer development system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500705787
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Series: Art of War
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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