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Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Chinese Thinking about Long-Distance and Expeditionary Operations

Author: Dr Larry M Wortzel According to many analysts of China’s military, when an officer of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) suggests new forms of operations, expanded domains of warfare, or new weapons systems, American security planners can dismiss these projections as merely “aspirational” thinking. This assessment of the PLA Academy of Military Science …

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Old and New Insurgency Forms

Author: Dr Robert J Bunker This monograph creates a proposed insurgency typology divided into legacy, contemporary, and emergent and potential insurgency forms, and provides strategic implications for U.S. defense policy as they relate to each of these forms. The typology clusters, insurgency forms identified, and their starting dates are as follows, Legacy: Anarchist (1880s), Separatist—Internal …

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Pacific Security Today: Overcoming the Hurdles

Author: Mr Thomas M Molino In November 1998, Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Center for Global Security and Cooperation, in conjunction with the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), cosponsored its first Asia security conference at the NPS in Monterey, California. Entitled the Annual Conference on Pacific Security …

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“Enhancing” the Australian-U.S. Defense Relationship: A Guide to U.S. Policy

Author: Dr Thomas-Durell Young Notwithstanding the end of U.S. basing in the Philippines, a revised defense framework with Japan, and starts and stops in Chinese-American military contacts, U.S. security relationships in the Pacific have enjoyed remarkable continuity since the end of the Cold War. The United States has promoted, thus far successfully, its role as …

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Traditional Military Thinking and the Defensive Strategy of China

Author: LTG Li Jijun, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr On July 15, 1997, the U.S. Army War College hosted a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Military Science. During the delegation’s visit, Academy representatives and members of the U.S. Army War College faculty engaged in discussions ranging from professional military education to national security and …

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