Accession Number:

ADA470855

Title:

New Century, New Partners: Theater Security Cooperation with China

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

U.S. policy makers have questioned Chinese motivations for military relationships based on recent history. New evidence indicates that China is more committed to international military cooperation programs, yet remains opaque about their military spending and capabilities. In the larger context of a global insurgency, the U.S. Pacific Command PACOM should take advantage of the opportunity to reengage Chinas military in bold theater security cooperation plans. China can be a valuable partner with vast resources to participate in regional counterinsurgency operations. While the U.S. remains consistent on its policy towards Taiwan, it does not necessitate ignoring opportunities for the more immediate priority, the War on Terrorism. PACOM planners should create a clear roadmap in cooperation with the U.S. ambassador to walk carefully with China towards transparency and partnership.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE