Accession Number : AD1023601

Title :   Chinese Grand Strategy: How Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) Fits in China's Plan

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Wagemann,John Jr P

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The United States military views Chinas Anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) buildup as an imminent threat, but fails to realize the actual role it plays in Chinese grand strategy. China has a history of shaping the peace-time environment to achieve strategic goals without resorting to military power. Chinas A2/AD structure is one tool to be used in conjunction with other instruments of power to achieve a larger objective. A2/AD is not itself a grand strategy, nor is it even a military strategy.

Descriptors :   china , area denial , military applications , electronic warfare , information systems , antiship missiles , military operations , global positioning systems , information warfare , military strategy , airborne warning and control system , computer networks , cruise missiles , control systems , military forces (foreign)

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE