Annual Staunton Hill Conference on China's People Liberation Army (PLA) (2nd) Held in Staunton Hill, Virginia on September 6 - 8, 1991
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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The Second Annual Staunton Hill Conference on Chinas Peoples Liberation Army was held 6-8 September 1991. The Conference provided an opportunity to examine and assess the current state of the PLA and discuss PLA intentions in the event of another crisis. Initial Chinese responses to American military success in the Persian Gulf provided the basis for examination of the issues of conventional capabilities, doctrine development, and integration of military strategy with foreign policy. The response of Chinese military leaders to these lessons as related to the outside world further affects input into key political issues to be addressed in the pending leadership succession. First day presentations examined external and internal demands on Chinas leadership, key trends in Chinese foreign and domestic policy, and impact on the PLA. The second day examined implications of recent changes in Chinese military doctrine and strategy PLA response to DESERT STORM and implications of recent changes in PLA leadership. The closing session presented societal and institutional overviews of the PLA.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations