Dennis J. Blasko

Dennis J. Blasko, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is a former U.S. army attaché to Beijing and Hong Kong and author of The Chinese Army Today (Routledge, 2006).

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Articles by Dennis J. Blasko

The 2013 Defense White Paper in Perspective

After every Chinese Defense white paper is released the first question invariably asked is “What’s new?” The unsatisfying, but accurate, answer is “It depends on what you already know about

Jamestown’s Dennis Blasko quoted by The New York Times

On April 16, Jamestown analyst Dennis J. Blasko was quoted in the New York Times’ discussion of China’s recently-released defense white paper, stating that Beijing revealed little information of importance to knowledgeable readers.

China’s Marines: Less is More

On November 3, the Global Times reported that “some 1,800 naval forces and at least 100 warships, submarines and combat aircrafts [sic]” of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “Marine Corps”

A Strategic Crossroads for Chinese Military Power

The 2005 Department of Defense Annual Report to Congress on “The Military Power of the People’s Republic of China” is to be commended for providing context, up-to-date information, and some

CHINESE MILITARY LOGISTICS: THE GAD SYSTEM PART II

The General Armament Department (GAD) was created in 1998 from parts of several existing national-level headquarters that dealt with various aspects of equipment development, acquisition, repair, and maintenance. With its

CHINESE MILITARY LOGISTICS: THE GLD SYSTEM

Based on its study of logistics requirements in modern conflicts starting with the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and their own performance in the 1979 "Defensive Counterattack" into Vietnam, the Chinese People's