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People's Liberation Army After Next

Edited by Colonel Susan M. Puska.

August 2000

351 Pages

Brief Synopsis

The 1999 PLA Conference, which was hosted jointly by the American Enterprise Institute and the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, convened September 10-12, 1999, at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. The goal of this conference was to comprehensively examine Chinese military modernization efforts. The meeting drew together leading experts on the PLA army, navy, air force, missile forces, and national defense industries and included PLA experts with opposing views on the pace and likely success of Chinese military modernization. Lively debate continually probed analytical differences and prejudices, as well as the sources of information upon which conclusions were based. The conference also included a preliminary yet timely examination of the PLA s potential application of information warfare. An initial discussion of the post-Kosovo implications for China s Taiwan strategy and China s foreign military relations also took place.


1. Introduction
James R. Lilley

2. Going Places or Running in Place? China’s Efforts to Leverage Advanced Technologies for Military Use
Richard A. Bitzinger

3. PLA Logistics And Doctrine Reform, 1999-2009
Lonnie Henley.

4. Potential Applications of PLA Information Warfare Capabilities to Critical Infrastructures
William C. Triplett II

5. China’s Military Space and Conventional Theater Missile Development: Implications for Security in the Taiwan Strait
Mark A. Stokes

6. PLA Air Force Operations and Modernization
Kenneth W. Allen

7. The Kosovo War: Implications for Taiwan
Arthur C. Waldron

8. China’s Maritime Strategy
Bernard D. Cole.

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