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Deterring China by Denial

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[Technical Report, Research Paper]

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Naval War College

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This paper proposes that the United States pursue a deterrence by denial strategy to persuade Beijing that it cannot achieve its revisionist objectives through aggression and coercion. Drawing inspiration from the theory of Archipelagic Defense and Chinas own Anti-Access Area Denial strategies, the paper explores the Chinese concept of deterrence and proposes military and economic objectives to influence Chinas rise is integrated into the international rule-based order.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]