Accession Number : ADA321658
Title : The Changing Nature of Chinese Nuclear Strategy,
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Markov, David R. ; Hull, Andrew W.
PDF Url : ADA321658
Report Date : JAN 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : Traditionally, analysts have believed that China was only interested in pursuing a minimalist, counter-value nuclear strategy that aimed at achieving strategic deterrence. This paper examines the possibility that Chinese nuclear strategy is changing in several ways: (1) it is moving to embrace a nuclear warfighting approach that encompasses tactical, theater, and strategic nuclear weapons, and (2) it is moving from a counter-value to a counter-force strategic nuclear posture.
Descriptors : *NUCLEAR WARFARE, *MILITARY STRATEGY, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, FOREIGN POLICY, STRATEGIC WEAPONS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, CHINA, DETERRENCE.
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE