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):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The United States military views Chinas Anti-accessarea denial A2AD 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 A2AD structure is one tool to be used in conjunction with other instruments of power to achieve a larger objective. A2AD is not itself a grand strategy, nor is it even a military strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE