Accession Number : ADA600994


Title :   Advising China, 1924-1948: The Role of Military Culture in Foreign Advisory Missions


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Ahern, Sean C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600994.pdf


Report Date : 27 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : From 1924 to 1948, Russia, Germany, and the United States sent hundreds of advisers and thousands of weapons, munitions, and other supplies to organize, train, and equip the Chinese Nationalist Army. Yet that army s combat effectiveness arguably did not improve. Weighing the concept of military culture against those advisory missions details why the Nationalists failed to build an effective army and why it collapsed in 1948 during the Chinese Communist takeover.


Descriptors :   *ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY HISTORY , *MILITARY TRAINING , CHINA , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , EDUCATION , GERMANY , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , MILITARY STRATEGY , POLITICAL PARTIES , RECRUITING , RUSSIA , SECOND WORLD WAR


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE