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CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS  By Arthur H. Smith

A witness when put upon the stand is expected to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Many witnesses concerning the Chinese have told the truth, but perhaps few of them have succeeded in telling nothing but the truth, and no ne of them has ever told the whole truth. No single individual, whatever the extent of his knowledge, could by any possibility know the whole truth about the Chinese. ...Read more >

448 Pages
10.35 MB
THE DRAGON S QUANTUM LEAP  By Timothy L. Thomas

Accelerating the informatization buildup of the Chinese military and constructing the informatized armed forces as quickly as possible form the core thinking of Comrade Jiang Zemin regarding the strengthening of the buildup of the modernization of national defense and the armed forces. This is what is primarily entailed in the revolution in military affairs with ...Read more >

293 Pages
2.78 MB
WEAPONS SYSTEMS: ANNUAL ASSESSMENT AND CYBERSECURITY  By DALE R. COPLEY

While programs initiated since 2010—when sweeping acquisition reforms were implemented—have stayed within their cost estimates better than earlier programs, most continue to proceed without the key knowledge essential to good acquisition outcomes. Historically, this has translated to schedule delays, cost growth, and other inefficiencies that have beset DOD programs for ...Read more >

331 Pages
24.23 MB
DECODING THE VIRTUAL DRAGON  By Timothy L. Thomas

Over the past several years, Chinese information warfare (IW) and information operation (IO) capabilities have become more visible and troubling. These capabilities have been used actively in a series of events aimed at a variety of countries. It is unknown exactly how many Chinese IW reconnaissance or offensive events have transpired or the actual intent of these incursions. Several episodes have leaked into the public ...Read more >

303 Pages
2.29 MB
THREE FACES OF THE CYBER DRAGON  By TIMOTHY L. THOMAS

Because our research is always trailing one step behind countries with highly developed science and technology, we lack strategic innovation and industry-leading momentum. For these reasons, amidst this kind of mutual confrontation, the weaker party can only overcome its opponent by utilizing tactics dif erent from its opponent. This statement from Fang Binxing, the developer and so-called Father of China’s Great ...Read more >

263 Pages
2.01 MB
RUSSIA MILITARY STRATEGY:IMPACTING 21ST CENTURY REFORM AND GEOPOLITICS  By Timothy L. Thomas

Russia is a nation that has always been blessed with creative minds, whether it be literary giants like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy, artists such as Peter Carl Faberge, composers such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky, or the military genius of an Aleksander Svechin or Aleksander Suvorov. Russia also has been blessed with the work of innovators in military ...Read more >

460 Pages
4.17 MB
CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION  By J. Andrew Plowman

There is a lively discussion in public policy circles and academia on the extent to which climate change can be expected to become a security problem. Several recent think tank reports and other studies classify catastrophic climate change as a great threat to U.S. and world security.1 Kurt Campbell warns, for example, that “the United States must confront the harsh reality that unchecked climate ...Read more >

172 Pages
5.64 MB
INTELLIGENCE MANAGEMENT IN THE AMERICAS   By Russell G. Swenson and Carolina Sancho Hirane

The essays in this book examine the democratic context of intelligence management across the Americas, where, increasingly, judicial and legislative oversight complement an ethical and professional commitment to professional practice. Intelligence contributes to public security, civilian and military planning, and even economic well-being. A civilian intelligence director from Mexico outlines this range of intelligence interests and ...Read more >

548 Pages
9.35 MB
RUSSIA’S MILITARY STRATEGY AND DOCTRINE  By Glen E. Howard and Matthew Czekaj

In the early morning of November 25, 2018, four Ukrainian naval vessels rounded the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula, on their way to the Kerch Strait. The ships, two Gyurza-M-class artillery boats, accompanied by a tug and a transport ship, had left Odesa several days earlier and were headed toward the Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, on the Azov ...Read more >

478 Pages
1.94 MB
CHINA MILITARY STRATEGY: BASIC CONCEPTS AND EXAMPLES OF ITS USE  By TIMOTHY L. THOMAS

Is it important to study another country’s strategy? Chinese retired Lieutenant General Li Jijun provided a cogent answer in 2006 from the vantage point of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA): “Therefore, in war direction, understanding the adversary’s ideological culture and strategic thinking method is as important as finding out the adversary’s military ...Read more >

350 Pages
2.44 MB
PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY: ARMY CAMPAIGN DOCTRINE IN TRANSITION  By KEVIN McCAULEY

This monograph examines current People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Army campaign doctrine, with a discussion of PLA theorists’ vision of the evolutionary development of warfare to provide context for current doctrine as well as potential future direction. The PLA develops doctrinal joint and service campaign scenarios for possible offensive and defensive operations. PLA campaigns represent the operational level of war between strategic operations and tactical combat. The PLA’s current ...Read more >

53 Pages
3.51 MB
PLA AEROSPACE POWER:A PRIMER ON TRENDS IN CHINA’S MILITARY AIR, SPACE, AND MISSILE FORCES  By China Aerospace Studies Institute

Over the last two and a half decades, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has invested heavily in the modernization of its military forces. These efforts have yielded dramatic improvements in the personnel, organizational structure, equipment, training, doctrine, and overall proficiency of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). China’s air, space, and missile forces in particular, collectively referred to here as the PLA’s “aerospace forces”, have transformed rapidly from a ...Read more >

134 Pages
5.30 MB
ON CYBER: THE UTILITY OF MILITARY CYBER OPERATIONS DURING ARMED CONFLICT  By Jelle van Haaster

“Ours is the age of the network.”1 We live in an increasingly connected society 2 national business and social networks are intertwined with other national and international networks. The free flow of data and unhindered functioning of our network structures have become vital for States, companies and individuals.3 States can influence and inform citizens in unprecedented ways. Corporations can bind, influence and inform customers and employees like never before using new digital ...Read more >

358 Pages
10.06 MB
REMOTE WARFARE INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES  By ALASDAIR MCKAY, ABIGAIL WATSON AND MEGAN KARLSHOJ-PEDERSEN

Modern warfare is becoming increasingly defined by distance. Today, instead of deploying large numbers of boots on the ground, many Western and nonWestern states have limited themselves to supporting the frontline fighting of local and regional actors. To counter non-state armed groups like Boko Haram, al-Shabaab and Islamic State, states have engaged mostly through the provision of intelligence, training, equipment, airpower and small deployments of special forces. ...Read more >

267 Pages
6.11 MB
HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE EARTHS CLIMATE: THE GOVERNANCE OF GEOENGINEERING IN 2025+  By Masahiko Haraguc

Portrayed by some as a potential way to bypass the political barriers that have stymied action on climate change, and by others as playing God, geoengineering (GE) has provoked impassioned ...Read more >

34 Pages
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