THE PLA AT HOME AND ABROAD: ASSESSING THE OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES OF CHINA'S MILITARY

THE PLA AT HOME AND ABROAD: ASSESSING THE OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES OF CHINA'S MILITARY

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BN ID: 2940012066930
Publisher: Murine Communication
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 660
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

DAVID LAI is Research Professor of Asian Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College. Before joining the SSI, Dr. Lai was on the faculty of the U.S. Air War College. Having grown up in China, Lai witnessed China’s “Cultural Revolution,” its economic reform, and the changes in U.S.-China relations. His teaching and research interests are in international relations theory, war and peace studies, comparative foreign and security policy, U.S.-China and U.S.-Asian relations, and Chinese strategic thinking and operational art. Dr. Lai holds a bachelor’s degree from China and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado.


ROY D. KAMPHAUSEN is Vice President for Political and Security Affairs and Director, Washington, DC, The National Bureau of Asian Research. A retired U.S. Army China Foreign Area Officer, Mr. Kamphausen served as the China Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, China Branch Chief in the Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and at the Defense Attaché Office of the U.S. Embassy in the People’s Republic of China. He has served as a consultant for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of State and other U.S. government agencies. His areas of professional expertise include China’s Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), U.S.-China defense relations, U.S. defense and security policy toward Asia, and East Asian security issues. Mr. Kamphausen co-authored the chapter, “Military Modernization in Taiwan,” in Strategic Asia 2 005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty, with Michael Swaine; wrote the chapter, “PLA Power Projection: Current Realities and Emerging Trends,” in Assessing the Threat: The Chinese Military and Taiwan’s

Security (2007) with Justin Liang; edited the volume, Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military (2007), with Andrew Scobell; and edited the volume, The “People” in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China’s Military (2008), with Andrew Scobell and Travis Tanner.

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