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Title Chinese responses to U.S. military transformation and implications for the Department of Defense / James C. Mulvenon [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 165 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-165).
Contents Introduction -- Contextual factors shaping China's response options -- Chinese counter-transformation options: a methodological introduction -- Option One: Conventional modernization "plus" -- Option Two: Subversion, sabotage, and information operations -- Option Three: Missile-centric strategies -- Option Four: Chinese network-centric warfare -- Appendix: Enhancing or even transcending network-centric warfare?
Summary Over the past decade, Chinese military strategists have keenly observed changes in U.S. national strategy and military transformation. The acceleration of its own military modernization suggests that China is not dissuaded by U.S. military prowess but instead is driven by a range of strategic and military motivations to keep pace. This report examines the constraints, facilitators, and potential options for Chinese responses to U.S. transformation efforts, especially with respect to whether Taiwan moves toward or away from formal independence. The authors focus on four areas of counter-transformation options that China may pursue (which most likely would include all or portions of each strategy): Conventional Modernization "Plus"; Subversion, Sabotage, and Information Operations; Missile-Centric Strategies; and Chinese Network-Centric Warfare. The path China takes will depend on its key national security goals and the political and economic context within which these goals are pursued. That said, the authors offer possible U.S. counterresponses to such courses of action (e.g., planning defensive measures, augmentation of network-centric platforms) and emphasize that the ultimate "victor" of transformation will be that nation with the best combination of surprise, error control, fortune, and highly trained people.
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Language English.
Subject China -- Military policy.
Military planning -- China -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization.
United States -- Military policy.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Military planning -- China -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Military policy.
China -- Military policy.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization.
Armed Forces -- Reorganization. (OCoLC)fst01351884
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Militärische Planung
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Mulvenon, James C., 1970-
Other Form: Print version: Chinese responses to U.S. military transformation and implications for the Department of Defense. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2006 0833037684 9780833037688 (DLC) 2005005257 (OCoLC)58452049
ISBN 9780833040817 (electronic bk.)
0833040812 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050896614
DEBBG BV043067187
DEBSZ 422197718
GBVCP 1008649872
GBVCP 802319181
NZ1 12079427

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