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Title

  • Learning by doing : the PLA trains at home and abroad

Other Title

  • People's Liberation Army trains at home and abroad

Summary

  • To better understand the PLA's ability to employ its developing capabilities in a variety of potential scenarios, this volume examines how the PLA learns by doing, specifically through its exercises and noncombat operations at home and overseas, and through key logistical and theoretical developments. Key findings are: 1) recent PLA exercises and operations point to an increasing interest in developing expeditionary naval capabilities and a presence in distant seas, suggesting that a move beyond the current "near seas" focus is both possible and an extension of existing efforts; 2) PLA ground force exercises -- rather than aiming to intimidate others by demonstrating the ability to project power beyond China's borders -- focus on moving military power within China, both to defend China's borders and perhaps as a prelude to military restructuring in which smaller but more mobile formations could replace larger and more static ones; 3) through its participation in international military exercises as well as peacekeeping operations and humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions, the PLA is gaining greater capabilities to deploy outside of China's borders for a variety of missions; and, 4) PLA operations are increasingly supported by a modern, civilian-integrated military logistics network, though a lack of overseas bases continues to limit the effectiveness of this network as it pertains to overseas power projection capabilities.

Names

  • Kamphausen, Roy
  • Lai, David, 1955-
  • Tanner, Travis
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Contents

  • Introduction : PLA lessons learned from increasingly realistic exercises / Roy Kamphausen and Travis Tanner -- China's Navy prepares : domestic naval exercises, 2000-10 / Bernard D. Cole -- PLA naval exercises with international partners / Michael McDevitt -- "Controlling the four quarters" : China trains, equips, and employs a modern, mobile People's Armed Police Force / Cortez A. Cooper III -- Clarity of intentions : People's Liberation Army transregional exercises to defend China's borders / Dennis J. Blasko -- Looking good on paper : PLA participation in the Peace Mission 2010 multilateral military exercise / Daniel M. Hartnett -- PLA engagement with international partners : PLA involvement in international peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief / Chin-Hao Huang -- PLA logistics, 2004-11 : lessons learned in the field / Abraham M. Denmark -- The agony of learning : the PLA's transformation in military affairs / David Lai.

Headings

  • -  China.--Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun.--Hai jun--Maneuvers
  • -  China.--Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun--Maneuvers
  • -  Combined operations (Military science)
  • -  Military maneuvers--China
  • -  Naval maneuvers--China
  • -  China--Armed Forces--Reorganization
  • -  China--Armed Forces--Stability operations
  • -  China--Armed Forces--Training of
  • -  China--Military policy
  • -  China--Military relations

Notes

  • -  "November 2012."
  • -  Includes bibliographical references.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (vi, 390 pages)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • UA837
  • Strategic Studies Institute book

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023692807

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Chicago citation style:

Kamphausen, Roy, David Lai, Travis Tanner, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Learning by doing: the PLA trains at home and abroad. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2012. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692807/.

APA citation style:

Kamphausen, R., Lai, D., Tanner, T. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2012) Learning by doing: the PLA trains at home and abroad. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692807/.

MLA citation style:

Kamphausen, Roy, et al. Learning by doing: the PLA trains at home and abroad. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2012. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023692807/>.