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Author Wortzel, Larry M., author.

Title Taking the fight to the enemy : Chinese thinking about long-distance and expeditionary operations / Larry M. Wortzel
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 44 pages)
Series Letort papers
Letort papers.
Contents Introduction -- Background on Jiang's Long-Distance Operations -- Jiang's Long-Distance Operations in perspective -- Jiang on China's weaknesses against a powerful "hegemonistic" enemy -- Military publications and activities that address gaps identified by Jiang -- Evaluating the 2015 PLA using Jiang's 2007 standards -- Conclusion
Summary "According to many analysts of China's military, when an officer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) suggests new forms of operations, expanded domains of warfare, or new weapons systems, American security planners can dismiss these projections as merely 'aspirational' thinking. This assessment of the PLA Academy of Military Science publication Long Distance Operations and other military publications of this genre propose that suggestions for forms of future warfare capture currents of thinking among mid-grade officers and also reflect how the senior political and military leaders in China want the PLA to evolve. Among the trends identified in this Letort Paper is the requirement for a capacity to more effectively attack a distant adversary, such as the United States, and to hold that adversary's population at risk. This analysis also shows that a number of military analysts in China perceive that the populace is at risk from attacks by stronger, distant states. In the past 5 years, the PLA has exercised to develop force projection and expeditionary capabilities. As described in brief in this analysis, in the past 6 months, the PLA has changed its own force structure and posture in ways that will facilitate expeditionary operations"--Publisher's web site
Notes "July 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-44)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed June 24, 2016)
Subject Jiang, Yamin. Yuan zhan
China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun -- Operational readiness
China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun -- Reorganization
China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun.
Military doctrine -- China
Administrative agencies -- Reorganization.
Military doctrine.
Military policy.
Operational readiness (Military science)
China -- Military policy
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, issuing body.
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Other Titles Chinese thinking about long-distance and expeditionary operations