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The Chinese Navy: Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Few issues are as important to U.S. national security analysts as China s military modernization, a process that has benefited directly from the past two decades of dramatic economic expansion. This book addresses the Chinese navy the People s Liberation Army Navy, or PLAN the service that has most dramatically benefited from increased defense funding. This collection of essays surveys and analyzes the most important aspects of China s naval modernization. The book s 10 chapters represent papers delivered at a 2007 conference, but have been updated and, most importantly, framed by expertly written introductory and concluding chapters that bring the book firmly into the century s second decade.
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