COMMUNIST CHINA'S EVOLVING MILITARY STRATEGY AND DOCTRINE.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV
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The document analyzes Chinas evolving military strategy and doctrine, focuses on three main issues in Chinas military thinking the question of priorities in national security policy the degree to which Chinese leadership style in the military sphere is cautious or reckless and the intent of Chinas advanced weapons program. With a view to developing new insights into these issues, several recent crisis situations, trends in international politics, and developments in Chinas military program are explored. The paper proceeds to suggest some major implications for Chinas military development and to project ways in which Peking might choose to use its evolving nuclear-missile capability over the next decade. Author
- Government and Political Science