CHINA'S FUTURE NUCLEAR SUBMARINE FORCE

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Binding:Hardback
Published:April 30, 2012
By Andrew Erickson (Editor), Goldstein Lyle J. (Editor), William Murray (Editor), Andrew Wilson (Editor)

One of the key concerns of naval strategists and planners today is the nature of the Chinese geostrategic challenge. Conceding that no one can know for certain China s intentions in terms of future conflict, the editors of this hot-topic book argue that the trajectory of Chinese nuclear propulsion for submarines may be one of the best single indicators of China s ambitions of global military power. Nuclear submarines, with their unparalleled survivability, remain ideal platforms for persistent operations in far-flung sea areas and offer an efficient means for China to project power. This collection of essays presents the latest thinking of leading experts on the emergence of a modern nuclear submarine fleet in China. Each contribution is packed with authoritative data and cogent analysis. The book has been compiled by four professors and analysts at the U.S. Naval War College who are co-founders of the college s recently established China Maritime Studies Institute. Given the opaque nature of China s undersea warfare development, readers will benefit from this penetrating investigation that considers the potential impact of even the most revolutionary changes in Chinese nuclear submarine capabilities. The editors believe that to ignore such possibilities would be the height of strategic folly and represent inexcusable negligence in terms of U.S. national defense. Anyone who is interested in the future of the U.S. Navy and the defense of the United States will find this book to be essential reading.

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Product Details
  • Subject: China & the Asia Pacific
  • Hardback : 400 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 30, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1591143268
  • ISBN-13: 9781591143260
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 24.8 oz

Andrew Erickson is Assistant Professor in the Strategic Research Department of the Naval War College. He is an expert on Chinese and Japanese national security issues.

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Andrew Wilson is Professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the Naval War College. His research centers on Chinese military history and China s classical military writings.

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5.00 Stars
The Waterline / www.dcmilitary.com
Friday, May 18, 2007
By: LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN, reviewer
"Reading this excellent volume should waken many of us in the U.S. Navy to remain vigilant and always explore the totality of assets a potential adversary may have, even though they maybe technologically inferior to our own."
 
China's sub force awaits a cultural revolution ~
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
By: Richard Scott, Jane's Navy International, 1 Jan. 2008
"Many of these factors have been examined by the US Naval War College in a collection of essays entitled 'China's Future Nuclear Submarine Force', which was published in 2007 by the US Naval Institute. This compendium, which in fact delves far deeper into China's wider maritime strategy and its naval modernisation than the title suggests, offers the most comprehensive open-source analysis yet made public of the transformation of the PLAN and the central role that submarines are likely to play in the years ahead. While the Naval War College distances its research and opinions from any official line taken by the US government or the USN, 'China's Future Nuclear Submarine Force' has already become the benchmark unclassified study on the development of the PLAN's sub-surface combat capability."
 

 
 

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