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Understanding the "People" of the People's Liberation Army: A Study of Marriage, Family, Housing, and Benefits

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Technical Report

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China Aerospace Studies Institute Ft. McNair United States

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As the Peoples Liberation Army PLA continues to undergo a wide range of institutional and equipment changes, it garners much attention from think tanks, academics, and other militaries from around the world. While the organizational and technological changes of the PLA are certainly important and merit study, one aspect that often is overlooked is the softer side, the people who actually operate that equipment, and occupy the positions that make up the organizations. This study focuses on the People of the Peoples Liberation Army. Without people, there is no army, and without highly trained people, there is no modern army. This is true not just for China, but for nations all over the world, the United States included. U.S. military periodicals and journals often feature articles and exposes detailing a myriad of people problems facing the Department of Defense today.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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