Accession Number:

ADA165434

Title:

U.S. Arms for China - A New Look,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Previous attempts to analyze the opportunities and risks inherent with any sale or transfer of weapons to the Peoples Republic of China have failed to address adequately the types of weapons the Chinese could put to maximum use based on their perception of the Soviet threat and their most likely military response to the threat. This paper seeks to broaden the scope of the analysis and, while not necessarily advocating sales or transfers, identifies a United States weapon mix that is compatible with current Chinese military doctrine, that is technologically absorbable, that is affordable and, finally, that is consistent with United States policy objectives in East Asia. This weapon mix represents a synthesis of maximum military utility to the Chinese at a minimum risk to the United States or her East Asian allies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE