Countering China's Maritime Territorial Disputes
Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,01 Mar 2017
NDU/JFSC Joint Advanced Warfighting School Norfolk United States
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This thesis examines Chinas conflicting maritime territorial claims in the western Pacific Ocean area and makesrecommendations to confront and resolve the issue. The tactics and strategies China employs to advance itspolitical goals in the South and East China Seas are intended to increase Chinese influence and territory whileremaining short of provoking kinetic conflict. Through an examination of the instruments of national power, theauthor makes recommendations to develop an avenue to integrate U.S. response to activity in the area, promotemultilateral organizations to address Chinas growing power, and increase U.S. military presence in the area.