Accession Number:

ADA488858

Title:

PLA Missions Beyond Taiwan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

KEY INSIGHTS The PLA is being assigned and training for an increasing variety of missions, including nontraditional battlefields such as outer space and cyber space, as well as nontraditional functions, such as United Nations peacekeeping operations. These new PLA missions have created a large gap and resulted in tension vis- -vis PLA capabilities and traditional missions such as internal security, as well as major questions about operational and doctrinal integration. Clearly, Chinas neighbors are watching the modernization of the PLA and the expansion and redefinition of its missions very closely, especially those affecting Chinese border regions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE