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Colonel Susan M. Puska

External Researcher

SUSAN M. PUSKA, a colonel in the U.S. Army, is an Ordnance Officer and China Foreign Area Officer. Colonel Puska has served in logistics assignments in the Republic of Germany; the Republic of Korea; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and the United States. She was an Assistant Army Attaché in Beijing between 1992 and 1994, and was the Asia-Pacific Branch Chief and China Desk Officer in the Regional Integration and Assessment Division, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, International Affairs between 1996 and 1999. During the 1999-2000 academic year, she served as Director of Asian Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College. She holds a graduate degree from The University of Michigan in Asian Studies, and studied Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and The Johns Hopkins University--Nanjing University Center for American and Chinese Studies in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China. She is the author of New Century, Old Thinking: The Dangers of the Perceptual Gap in U.S.-China Relations published by the U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, in 1998.

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SSI books and monographs by Colonel Susan M. Puska

  • People's Liberation Army After Next

    August 01, 2000

    Authored by Colonel Susan M. Puska.
    The goal of this conference was to comprehensively examine Chinese military modernization efforts. The conference also included a preliminary yet timely examination of the PLA s potential application of information warfare. An initial discussion of the post-Kosovo implications for China s Taiwan strategy and China s foreign military relations also took place.

  • New Century, Old Thinking: The Dangers of the Perceptual Gap in U.S.-China Relations

    April 01, 1998

    Authored by Colonel Susan M. Puska.
    The author provides an examination of the reciprocal relations between China and the United States over the past century and a half. If this past is prologue, then potential conflict looms darkly over future U.S.-China interactions. The first step toward precluding conflict, according to the author, is to understand the nature of the past relationship.