Accession Number : AD0713067

Title :   COMMUNIST CHINA'S EVOLVING MILITARY STRATEGY AND DOCTRINE.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hsieh,Alice Langley

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The document analyzes China's evolving military strategy and doctrine, focuses on three main issues in China's military thinking: the question of priorities in national security policy; the degree to which Chinese leadership style in the military sphere is cautious or reckless; and the intent of China's advanced weapons program. With a view to developing new insights into these issues, several recent crisis situations, trends in international politics, and developments in China's military program are explored. The paper proceeds to suggest some major implications for China's military development and to project ways in which Peking might choose to use its evolving nuclear-missile capability over the next decade. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHINA, *MILITARY STRATEGY), FOREIGN POLICY, COMMUNISM, VIETNAM, USSR, JAPAN, UNITED STATES, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL)

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE