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Budget Policy, Deficits, and Defense: A Fiscal Fra... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2005
Budget Policy, Deficits, and Defense: A Fiscal Framework for Defense Planning. Authored by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito.
Military transformation strategies are based on overly optimistic assumptions about future defense budgets. Defense plans should take into account fiscal realities, particularly the deficit and debt outlook and domestic program commitments.
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liber... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75. Edited by Ms. Laurie Burkitt, Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
With the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PLA) celebrating its 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world's largest military. The PLA has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare.
Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Expla... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Explaining the Appeal of Islamic Radicals. Authored by Prof. Alan Richards.
The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding and coping with the roots of Islamic radicalism. He provides particular attention to the links between radicalism and a series of crises associated with modernization in the Islamic World. The result is a thoughtful and probing study including policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decisionmakers that makes intelligible the complex subject of Islamic radicalism.
China's Growing Military Power: Perspectives on Se... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2002
China's Growing Military Power: Perspectives on Security, Ballistic Missiles, and Conventional Capabilities. Edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
The nine chapters in this volume, all written by leading experts, cover a diverse set of important topics: East Asian perspectives on China's security ambitions, the status of the Chinese ballistic missile program and regional reactions to U.S. missile defense initiatives, and China's ever-improving conventional military capabilities.
Transforming Defense an Era of Peace and Prosperit... Cover Image
Added December 01, 2001
Transforming Defense an Era of Peace and Prosperity. Edited by Dr. Conrad C. Crane.
The ideas and issues presented in this collection of papers from the Twelfth Annual Strategy Conference conducted by the U.S. Army War College in April 2001 will educate and inform anyone interested in the past and future course of American defense reform.
Alternative National Military Strategies for the U... Cover Image
Added December 01, 2000
Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States. Authored by Dr. Conrad C. Crane.
The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the Georgetown University Center for Peace and Security Studies convened a conference on "Alternative Military Strategies for the United States" to highlight the key issues that will have to be analyzed by the QDR and the new administration's security planning. This report summarizes the presentations from a distinguished group of patrons.
People's Liberation Army After Next... Cover Image
Added August 01, 2000
People's Liberation Army After Next. Authored by Colonel Susan M. Puska.
The goal of this conference was to comprehensively examine Chinese military modernization efforts. The conference also included a preliminary yet timely examination of the PLA s potential application of information warfare. An initial discussion of the post-Kosovo implications for China s Taiwan strategy and China s foreign military relations also took place.
Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2000
Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
What are the national security and national military goals of China s leaders? What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in pursuit of these goals? What is the likelihood that these goals will be attained?
The PLA and the Kosovo Conflict... Cover Image
Added May 01, 2000
The PLA and the Kosovo Conflict. Authored by Dr. June Teufel-Dreyer.
The Chinese People s Liberation Army (PLA) has also analyzed the Kosovo conflict and drawn its own conclusions. Different groups within the Chinese military drew different judgments. Dr. Dreyer argues that these differences of opinion reflect the considerable diversity of thinking about defense modernization and future war that exists within the PLA today.
The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century... Cover Image
Added December 01, 1999
The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
Each chapter author was challenged to envision some aspect of the Chinese armed forces into the next century. The goal was to paint a realistic view of how domestic and international pressures would shape both Beijing's and Taipei's security environment.
China's Strategic Modernization: Implications for ... Cover Image
Added September 01, 1999
China's Strategic Modernization: Implications for the United States. Authored by Mark A. Stokes.
Conventional wisdom portrays the People's Republic of China (PRC) People's Liberation Army (PLA) as a backward continental force that will not pose a military challenge to its neighbors or to the United States well into the 21st century. The author offers an alternative perspective by outlining emerging PLA operational concepts and a range of research and development projects that appear to have b
China's Military Potential... Cover Image
Added October 01, 1998
China's Military Potential. Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
This monograph provides an appraisal of the ability of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to build a credible military force in the 21st century. Colonel Wortzel concludes that China could become a military power in every sense, but the greater likelihood is that the PRC will be overcome by internal problems. Nonetheless, the growth in China's military potential bears careful watching.
China's Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War Wo... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1996
China's Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World. Authored by Dr. Samuel S. Kim.
What the world sees in China, a modernizing, economically robust, and assertive regional hegemon and world power "want-to-be," is, Dr. Kim asserts, at least in part a facade. Although China has made remarkable economic progress in the past few years, those who trumpet its rise do not consider its massive internal contradictions involving social, political, demographic, and environmental problems.
China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1996
China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives. Authored by Dr. David Shambaugh, Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun.
Professor Shambaugh contends that those who succeed Deng Xiaoping, fearful of any further erosion of Communist Party hegemony and determined to return China to a purer form of neo-Maoist Marxism, will become even more conservative as China's economic and social problems intensify. Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun provides a tour d'horizon of nearly a half-century of Chinese defense policy.
China and the Revolution in Military Affairs... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1996
China and the Revolution in Military Affairs. Authored by Dr. Bates Gill, LTC Lonnie Henley.
Dr. Bates Gill argued that there is more to participating in the RMA than securing or producing high-tech weaponry. Army Lieutenant Colonel Lonnie Henley argues that, over the next 20 years, China will deploy a dozen or so divisions possessing relatively advanced systems, but that overall, the PLA will remain about a generation behind the U.S. Army.
Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Str... Cover Image
Added April 01, 1995
Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization. Authored by Dr. Jeffrey Record.
The U.S. military continues to prepare for large-scale inter-state warfare even though intra-state conflict is the primary source of violence in the post-Soviet era. Conventional "Cold War" force structures are of limited utility against irregular adversaries operating on their own territory. Accordingly, selected conventional force modernization programs should be reexamined and new force structures considered.