The Dragon Extends its Reach: Chinese Military Power Goes Global

The Dragon Extends its Reach: Chinese Military Power Goes Global

by Larry M. Wortzel

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ISBN-13: 9781612344058
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 06/28/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


LARRY M. WORTZEL spent much of his thirty-two-year military career in the Asia-Pacific region, including two tours of duty as a military attaché in China. He served as director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and, after retirement, as Asian studies director and vice president at the Heritage Foundation. For over a decade he has been a commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is the author or editor of ten previously published books about China. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

1 The PLA's Role in Chinas Foreign Policy 1

2 C4ISR 27

3 Naval Modernization, Strategy, Programs, and Policies 45

4 The PLA Air Force and China's Approaches to Aerospace 65

5 Modernized Ground Forces, Doctrine, and Missions 81

6 Strategic Rocket Forces, Nuclear Doctrine, and Deterrence 99

7 Space Warfare, Systems, and Space Control 117

8 Information Age Warfare and INEW 133

9 The General Political Department and Information Operations 151

10 Challenges Posed by the Chinese Military 163

Notes 175

Selected Bibliography 221

Index 231

About the Author 239

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