Accession Number : ADA311483

Title :   China and the Revolution in Military Affairs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gill, Bates ; Henley, Lonnie

PDF Url : ADA311483

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The author of the first essay, 'China and the Revolution in Military Affairs: Assessing Economic and Socio-cultural Factors,' argues that, for a variety of reasons, China cannot seize the Revolution in Military Affairs. For example, China is missing a generation of educated men and women due to the excesses of the cultural revolution. The author of the second essay, 'China's Capacity for Achieving a Revolution in Military Affairs,' argues that China's limited capabilities of air and sea forces will not enable it to achieve the level of military capability demonstrated by the United States during the Gulf War.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, *CHINA, ECONOMICS, LIMITATIONS, RUSSIA, CULTURE, SOCIOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, INFORMATION SCIENCES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE