The Resource Shaking the heavens and splitting the earth : Chinese air force employment concepts in the 21st century, Roger Cliff [and others]

Shaking the heavens and splitting the earth : Chinese air force employment concepts in the 21st century, Roger Cliff [and others]

Label
Shaking the heavens and splitting the earth : Chinese air force employment concepts in the 21st century
Title
Shaking the heavens and splitting the earth
Title remainder
Chinese air force employment concepts in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Roger Cliff [and others]
Title variation
Chinese air force employment concepts in the twenty-first century
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Less than a decade ago, China's air force was an antiquated service equipped almost exclusively with weapons based on 1950s-era Soviet designs and operated by personnel with questionable training according to outdated employment concepts. Today, the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) appears to be on its way to becoming a modern, highly capable air force for the 21st century. This monograph analyzes publications of the Chinese military, previously published Western analyses of China's air force, and information available in published sources about current and future capabilities of the PLAAF. It describes the concepts for employing forces that the PLAAF is likely to implement in the future, analyzes how those concepts might be realized in a conflict over Taiwan, assesses the implications of China implementing these concepts, and provides recommendations about actions that should be taken in response
Member of
Cataloging source
AWC
Dewey number
358.40951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG635.C6
LC item number
S53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-915-AF
Label
Shaking the heavens and splitting the earth : Chinese air force employment concepts in the 21st century, Roger Cliff [and others]
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The organization of China's air and missile forces -- The evolution of Chinese air force doctrine -- Chinese concepts for the employment of air forces -- Air offensive campaigns -- Air defense campaigns -- Air blockade campaigns -- Airborne campaigns -- The role of other services in air force campaigns -- Possible PLAAF operational concepts, capabilities, and tactics in a Taiwan Strait conflict -- Conclusions and implications
Control code
ocn703263259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051134
Lccn
2010037764
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps (digital, PDF file)
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.b26276884
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703263259
  • pebcs083305113X

Library Locations

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