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Phase Zero: How China Exploits It, Why the United States Does Not
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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This article will analyze how Chinese strategic culture encourages decisive action prior to the onset of hostilities. Recent PRC actions will then be examined in this light to illustrate how a more decisive concept of Phase Zero can be implemented. The strategic culture of the United States will then be examined to understand why it has not more fully incorporated the concept of Phase Zero into planning and operations, despite the welcome the concept has enjoyed in the context of the operations against Islamic fundamentalists.
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