Accession Number:

AD1032427

Title:

Prompt Global Strike: China and the Spear

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Honolulu United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A close examination of Chinese scientific journals reveals emerging perspectives on prompt global strike PGS. As Chinese official defense white papers have become shorter in length, technical journals provide a clearer window into threat perceptions and direction of Chinese military modernization. They reveal that technical and military institutes in China are conducting substantial research into both countering and developing hypersonic, precision-guidance, and boost-glide technologies. The amount of this research dwarfs that heretofore available on their ballistic missile defense BMD-related technologies. In contrast to BMD, Chinese PGS-oriented literature combines scientific and strategic details, reflecting a broader shift to integrate strategic departments into its technical institutes.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE