China’s Evolving Military Strategy
For over two decades, the People’s Republic of China has been engaged in a grand project to transform its military into a modernized fighting force capable of defeating the world’s most powerful militaries through asymmetric means. However, despite the considerable attention that has been devoted to cataloging Chinese advances in weapons and hardware, much less is known about China’s strategic thinking.
China’s Evolving Military Strategy fills this gap by offering sector-by-sector expert assessments of the latest trends in Chinese military thought under Xi Jinping, covering not only traditional battle-spaces such as the air and sea but also China’s strategy for the new domains of space, cyberspace, and electronic warfare. China’s Evolving Military Strategy is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the world’s most important bilateral national security relationship.
This second printing includes a new chapter by Peter Mattis on Chinese Military Intelligence.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section I: China’s Overall Approach to Military Strategy
Chapter 1: An Overview of China’s National Military Strategy by Timothy R. Heath
Chapter 2: China’s Changing Approach to Military Strategy: The Science of Military Strategy from 2001 and 2013 by M. Taylor Fravel
Section II: China’s Strategy for Conventional and Nuclear Warfare
Chapter 3: The Evolution of PLAAF Mission, Roles and Requirements by Cristina L. Garafola
Chapter 4: Doctrinal Sea Change, Making Real Waves: Examining the Naval Dimension of Strategy Andrew S. Erickson
Chapter 5: PLA Rocket Force: Executors of China’s Nuclear Strategy and Policy by Michael S. Chase
Section III: China’s Strategy for Information Warfare
Chapter 6: Electronic Warfare and the Renaissance of Chinese Information Operations by John Costello and Peter Mattis
Chapter 7: China’s Military Strategy for Network Warfare by Joe McReynolds
Chapter 8: The Conceptual Evolution of China’s Military Space Operations and Strategy by Kevin Pollpeter and Jonathan Ray
New Chapter 9: Modernizing Military Intelligence: Realigning Organizations to Match Concepts by Peter Mattis
Section IV: China’s Strategy Beyond Warfighting
Chapter 10: China’s Evolving Approach to Strategic Deterrence by Dennis J. Blasko
Chapter 11: PLA Thinking on Military Operations Other Than War by Morgan Clemens
Chapter 12: An Introduction to China’s Strategic Military-Civilian Fusion by Daniel Alderman