The Resource The U.S.-China military scorecard : forces, geography, and the evolving balance of power, 1996-2017, Eric Heginbotham, Michael Nixon, Forrest E. Morgan, Jacob Heim, Jeff Hagen, Sheng Li, Jeffrey G. Engstrom, Martin C. Libicki, Paul DeLuca, David A. Shlapak, David R. Frelinger, Burgess Laird, Kyle Brady, Lyle J. Morris

The U.S.-China military scorecard : forces, geography, and the evolving balance of power, 1996-2017, Eric Heginbotham, Michael Nixon, Forrest E. Morgan, Jacob Heim, Jeff Hagen, Sheng Li, Jeffrey G. Engstrom, Martin C. Libicki, Paul DeLuca, David A. Shlapak, David R. Frelinger, Burgess Laird, Kyle Brady, Lyle J. Morris

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The U.S.-China military scorecard : forces, geography, and the evolving balance of power, 1996-2017
Title
The U.S.-China military scorecard
Title remainder
forces, geography, and the evolving balance of power, 1996-2017
Statement of responsibility
Eric Heginbotham, Michael Nixon, Forrest E. Morgan, Jacob Heim, Jeff Hagen, Sheng Li, Jeffrey G. Engstrom, Martin C. Libicki, Paul DeLuca, David A. Shlapak, David R. Frelinger, Burgess Laird, Kyle Brady, Lyle J. Morris
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past two decades, China's People's Liberation Army has transformed itself from a large but antiquated force into a capable, modern military. Its technology and operational proficiency still lag behind those of the United States, but it has rapidly narrowed the gap. Moreover, China enjoys the advantage of proximity in most plausible conflict scenarios, and geographical advantage would likely neutralize many U.S. military strengths. A sound understanding of regional military issues -- including forces, geography, and the evolving balance of power -- will be essential for establishing appropriate U.S. political and military policies in Asia. This RAND study analyzes the development of respective Chinese and U.S. military capabilities in ten categories of military operations across two scenarios, one centered on Taiwan and one on the Spratly Islands. The analysis is presented in ten scorecards that assess military capabilities as they have evolved over four snapshot years: 1996, 2003, 2010, and 2017. The results show that China is not close to catching up to the United States in terms of aggregate capabilities, but also that it does not need to catch up to challenge the United States on its immediate periphery. Furthermore, although China's ability to project power to more distant locations remains limited, its reach is growing, and in the future U.S. military dominance is likely to be challenged at greater distances from China's coast. To maintain robust defense and deterrence capabilities in an era of fiscal constraints, the United States will need to ensure that its own operational concepts, procurement, and diplomacy anticipate future developments in Chinese military capabilities."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355/.033551
Illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • UA835
  • UA835
LC item number
.H427 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The U.S.-China military scorecard : forces, geography, and the evolving balance of power, 1996-2017, Eric Heginbotham, Michael Nixon, Forrest E. Morgan, Jacob Heim, Jeff Hagen, Sheng Li, Jeffrey G. Engstrom, Martin C. Libicki, Paul DeLuca, David A. Shlapak, David R. Frelinger, Burgess Laird, Kyle Brady, Lyle J. Morris
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-389)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Different Paths: Chinese and U.S. Military Development, 1996-2017 -- Scorecard 1: Chinese Capability to Attack Air Bases -- Scorecard 2: Air Campaigns Over Taiwan and the Spratly Islands -- Scorecard 3: U.S. Penetration of Chinese Airspace -- Scorecard 4: U.S. Capability to Attack Chinese Air Bases -- Scorecard 5: Chinese Anti-Surface Warfare -- Scorecard 6: U.S. Anti-Surface Warfare Capabilities Versus Chinese Naval Ships -- Scorecard 7: U.S. Counterspace Capabilities Versus Chinese Space Systems -- Scorecard 8: Chinese Counterspace Capabilities Versus U.S. Space Systems -- Scorecard 9: U.S. and Chinese Cyberwarfare Capabilities -- Scorecard 10: U.S. and Chinese Strategic Nuclear Stability -- The Receding Frontier of U.S. Dominance -- Implications and Recommendations
Control code
ocn919202464
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833082299
Lccn
2015032980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color maps and charts
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22573/ctt17sgkxw
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35091319
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919202464
  • pebcs0833082299

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