Accession Number : ADA305103

Title :   China's Military Reform Program: Analysis and Implications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Waddle, Michael L.

PDF Url : ADA305103

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This study provides an overview of the Chinese People' Liberation Army (PLA) reforms in education and training, doctrine and strategy, weapons modernization, personnel, and civil-military relations and their implications. Within each subject category, there is a discussion of the logic behind the reform and its significance for the PLA. The study is based on a variety of open sources, including Chinese and foreign newspapers, periodicals, wire services, books, and journals as of December 1, 1986.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *CHINA, FOREIGN POLICY, SOURCES, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY TACTICS, PERSONNEL RETENTION, CIVIL AFFAIRS, POLITICAL PARTIES, PERIODICALS, NEWSPAPERS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE