The Resource China's incomplete military transformation : assessing the weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Michael S. Chase, Jeffrey Engstrom, Tai Ming Cheung, Kristen A. Gunness, Scott Warren Harold, Susan Puska, Samuel K. Berkowitz

China's incomplete military transformation : assessing the weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Michael S. Chase, Jeffrey Engstrom, Tai Ming Cheung, Kristen A. Gunness, Scott Warren Harold, Susan Puska, Samuel K. Berkowitz

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China's incomplete military transformation : assessing the weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Title
China's incomplete military transformation
Title remainder
assessing the weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Statement of responsibility
Michael S. Chase, Jeffrey Engstrom, Tai Ming Cheung, Kristen A. Gunness, Scott Warren Harold, Susan Puska, Samuel K. Berkowitz
Title variation
Assessing the weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report examines many of the weaknesses in China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) human capital and organization realms, its combat capabilities across various domains, and China's defense research and industrial complex. Furthermore, the report analyzes how these weaknesses affect the PLA's performance of missions tasked by Beijing. China's military isn't ready to win wars despite spending heavily to modernize. The People's Liberation Army suffers from 'potentially serious weaknesses' that could limit its ability to conduct the operations required to fight and win future conflicts. "Although the PLA's capabilities have increased dramatically, its remaining weaknesses increase the risk of failure to successfully perform the missions the Chinese Communist Party leaders may task it to perform," the report says. It cited Taiwan contingencies, maritime claim missions, protecting sea lines of communications and some non-war military operations. The report looks at two critical shortcomings: institutional and combat capabilities. On institutional issues, the PLA faces shortcomings regarding outdated command structures, quality of personnel, professionalism and corruption. Combat weaknesses include logistical, insufficient strategic airlift capabilities, limited numbers of special-mission aircraft, and deficiencies in fleet air defense and anti-submarine warfare
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355/.033551
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
UA837
LC item number
.C43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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China's incomplete military transformation : assessing the weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Michael S. Chase, Jeffrey Engstrom, Tai Ming Cheung, Kristen A. Gunness, Scott Warren Harold, Susan Puska, Samuel K. Berkowitz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-172)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. -- Executive summary. -- Introduction: the importance of understanding the People's Liberation Army's weaknesses. -- People's Liberation Army modernization: mid-1990s to 2025. -- Missions of the People's Liberation Army. -- Weaknesses in People's Liberation Army organization and human capital. -- Weaknesses of People's Liberation Army combat capabilities. -- Weaknesses in China's defense industry. -- Conclusion: People's Liberation Army weaknesses and their implications. -- Appendix: critical assumptions. -- References. -- Index
Control code
ocn903932792
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833088338
Lccn
2015007292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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.b33111704
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)903932792
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