Chinese Views of Future Warfare

Author: Michael Pillsbury
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788146688
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An introduction to the works of authoritative and innovative Chinese authors whose writings focus on the future of the Chinese military. These carefully selected, representative essays make Chinese military thinking more accessible to western readers. It reveals, for example, China's keen interest in the Revolution in military affairs. This volume is an important starting point for understanding China's future military modernization. "Must reading for every executive of every Western firm doing business in China." "Readers will be impressed by China's ambitions in space, information warfare, stealth, and robots, in future warfare." Photos.

Chinese Views of Future Warfare

Author: Michael Pillsbury
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ISBN: 9781579060350
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Michael Pillsbury's new book ... is must reading for every executive of every Western firm doing business in China, and every Member of Congress.... Readers will be impressed ... by China's ambitions in space, information warfare, stealth, and robots, in future warfare.... No one with serious interests in East Asia can afford not to have read this book." Robert Ellsworth, Former Deputy Defense Secretary "American relations with the People's Republic of China have now become the single most critical bilateral relationship in the world. On it rests the stability of East Asia, and it represents the most significant challenge to the effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy, Yet far too little is known about China, and in particular how the Chinese military think about the future. Michael Pillsbury has performed a signal service in selecting, translating, and interpreting these revealing and hard-to-obtain writings by senior Chinese officers, The reader is in for a surprise. Rather than parading the tired slogans of People's War, these analysts examine a military future marked by 'information deterrence', 'crippling attacks on information systems' and similar notions and by a search for 'new measures of effectiveness.' The future remains uncertain, but the best preparation--- as Sun Tzu might say--- is to understand the mind of those with whom we must deal." James Schlesinger, Former Director of Central Intelligence and Former Secretary of Defense "This book reflects the keen interest that its sponsor, the Director of Net Assessment, Andy Marshall, has shown in Chinese views of a potential revolution in military affairs. The translation and publication of these articles enhance our understanding of how some of China's authoritative military strategists see the revolution in military affairs in the 21st century." William Perry Former Secretary of Defense

China s Military Faces the Future

Author: James Lilley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315501031
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This is the most up-to-date assessment of all aspects of the People's Liberation Army. Leading specialists on the Chinese military cover military leadership, defense doctrine and military readiness, preparations for high-tech warfare, military expenditure, military logistics, the scientific and technological base for defense procurement, and China's security concerns in Northeast Asia.

Cyber Dragon Inside China s Information Warfare and Cyber Operations

Author: Dean Cheng
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835659
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This book provides a framework for assessing China's extensive cyber espionage efforts and multi-decade modernization of its military, not only identifying the "what" but also addressing the "why" behind China's focus on establishing information dominance as a key component of its military efforts. • Provides a detailed overview and thorough analysis of Chinese cyber activities • Makes extensive use of Chinese-language materials, much of which has not been utilized in the existing Western literature on the subject • Enables a better understanding of Chinese computer espionage by placing it in the context of broader Chinese information warfare activities • Analyzes Chinese military modernization efforts, providing a context for the ongoing expansion in China's military spending and reorganization • Offers readers policy-relevant insight into Chinese military thinking while maintaining academic-level rigor in analysis and source selection

Information Warfare

Author: Ventre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1848216602
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New information technologies have contributed to the emergence of new lifestyles and modern strategic developments, but they have also provided new forms of weapons for all kinds of belligerents. This book introduces the concept of “information warfare”, covering its evolution over the last decade and its developments among several economic and political giants: China, Russia, Japan, India and Singapore. Discussion is then given to the national particularities of these countries, such as how they imagine the concept of information warfare to be, what it comprises and how it interacts with their military doctrine and employment, as well as their specific political, diplomatic and economic contexts. The use of information warfare as a form of attack is also covered, with particular emphasis given to cyberspace, which has become the space for a new war as the tool not only of nations but also terrorists, activists, insurgents, etc. The challenges faced by countries who usually fail in securing their cyberspace (Japan, Singapore, USA, etc.) in terms of national and defence security, and economic and power losses are also covered. The book also introduces several analyses of recent events in terms of cyber attacks and tries to propose interpretations and tools to better understand cyber conflicts: what is merely cyber crime and what is warfare in cyberspace.

Neither Star Wars Nor Sanctuary

Author: Michael E. O'Hanlon
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815764564
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In "Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary," Michael E. OHanlon asserts that the goal of American policy should be to slow the movement toward weaponizing space, without going as far as preventing the option of developing space weapons if necessary.

Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756710026
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Examines the armed forces of the People's Republic of China & how they will evolve. Includes papers prepared for the 8th in a series of conferences on the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Papers include: geographic ruminations; the Chinese military & the peripheral states in the 21st cent.; PLA capabilities in the 21st cent.: how does China assess its future security needs?; advanced military technology & the PLA: priorities & capabilities for the 21st cent.; U.S.-Chinese military relations in the 21st cent.; Taiwan's military in the 21st cent.: redefinition & reorganization; Taiwan's military: a view from afar; & the political angle -- new phenomena in Party-Army relations.

The dragon awakes

Author: Lawrence E. Grinter
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"Four essays ... analyze broad trends in Chinese military modernization. While they treat strategic capabilities ... the essays analyze considerably more. They look at the whole pattern of Chinese military modernization-- strategy, doctrine, information warfare, ground, naval and air forces. The essays come to ... much the same conclusion: that while the PLA ... is acquiring "pockets" of modern capabilities through a variety of legal and illegal endeavors, these selective acquisitions do not offset the overall obsolescence of most of China's armed forces."

American Force

Author: Richard K. Betts
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152188X
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While American national security policy grew more interventionist after the Cold War, Washington hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the military frequently but often hesitantly, with inconsistent justification. These ventures produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive results. This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts, a leading scholar of international politics, investigates the American use of force since the Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more selective and more successful. Betts brings his extensive knowledge of twentieth-century American diplomatic and military history to bear on the full range of theory and practice in national security, surveying Cold War roots of recent initiatives and arguing U.S. policy was always more unilateral than liberal theorists believe. He exposes mistakes in humanitarian interventions and peace operations; reviews the issues raised by terrorism and modern nuclear, biological, and cyber weapons; evaluates the case for preventive war, which almost always proves wrong; weighs the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam; assesses the rise of China and the resurgence of Russia; quells concerns about civil-military relations; reveals the anomalies of recent defense budgets; and confronts the practical barriers to effective strategy. Betts argues for more caution and restraint, yet encourages more decisive action when force is required and a calmer assessment of national security interests, even in the face of of global instability and unfamiliar threats.