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Chinese Lessons from Other Peoples' Wars

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Edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. David Lai, Mr. Roy Kamphausen.

November 2011

338 Pages

Brief Synopsis

The importance of China stems not only from its current international role and its influence on the Asia-Pacific region in particular, but also because China’s impact on global developments will likely continue to grow. One of our enduring imperatives is to accurately survey China’s experiences as a means to grasp its existing perceptions, motivations, and ambitions. More than ever, solid, evidence-based evaluation of what the PLA has learned from the use of force and conflict elsewhere in the world is needed to shed light on the prospects for its cooperation, or rivalry, with the international community. This volume provides unique, valuable insights on how the PLA has applied the lessons learned from others’ military actions to its own strategic planning.



1. Introduction
Andrew Scobell, David Lai, and Roy Kamphausen

2. People’s Liberation Army Lessons from Foreign Conflicts: The Air War in Kosovo
June Teufel Dreyer

3. Sinica Rules the Waves? The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s Power Projection and Anti-Access/Area Denial Lessons from the Falklands/
Malvinas Conflict
Christopher D. Yung

4. The People’s Liberation Army’s Selective Learning: Lessons of the Iran-Iraq “War of the Cities” Missile Duels and Uses of Missiles in Other Conflicts
Christopher Twomey

5. Chinese Lessons from the Gulf Wars
Dean Cheng

6. The People’s Liberation Army Lessons Learned from Recent Pacific Command Operations and Contingencies
Frank Miller

7. The Influence of U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan on the People’s Liberation Army
Martin Andrew

8. Learning from the Neighbors: The People’s Liberation Army Examines the Small Wars and Counterinsurgencies Waged by Russia
Yu Bin

9. About the Contributors

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