Accession Number : ADA585616


Title :   Deciphering Chinese Strategic Deception: The Middle Kingdom's First Aircraft Carrier


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kong, Eu Y ; Yu, Kuei-Lin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a585616.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 161


Abstract : The thesis examines China's employment of strategic deception in the acquisition and development of its first aircraft carrier the Liaoning in 2012. By examining China's national goals, strategy and propensity to employ deception, this thesis aims to: 1. Explain how China's national goals and strategy drove it to develop an aircraft carrier. 2. Explain the aircraft carrier's role in China's maritime strategy. 3. Explain how China employed deception in the acquisition and development of the aircraft carrier. 4. Assess the implications of China's use of strategic deception in developing its first aircraft carrier. 5. Assess the future role of China's first aircraft carrier.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , *CHINA , *STRATEGY , ACQUISITION , DECEPTION , THESES


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE