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Policy Implications for the United States

Daivd Shambaugh

in Modernizing China's Military

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520225077
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938106 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225077.003.0008
Policy Implications for the United States

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This chapter attempts to relate the analysis of preceding chapters to the interests of the United States, focusing on its policy implications for Washington's future dealings with the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Specifically, it discusses the strategic implications of the modernization and reforms of the Chinese military for the United States and its Asia-Pacific security allies and partners. After examining past and future military relations between the two countries, the chapter concludes with recommendations as to how future American exchanges with the PLA should be managed.

Keywords: People's Liberation Army; military policy; defense policy; United States; military reform; military relations

Chapter.  10264 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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