Red Star over the Pacific

China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy

  • Format:
    Hardcover
  • Pages:
    pages
  • Published:
    November 15, 2010
  • ISBN-10:
    159114390X
  • ISBN-13:
    9781591143901
  • Product Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    19 oz
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Overview

Combining a close knowledge of Asia and an ability to tap Chinese-language sources with naval combat experience and expertise in sea-power theory, the authors assess how the rise of Chinese sea power will affect U.S. maritime strategy in Asia. They argue that China is laying the groundwork for a sustained challenge to American primacy in maritime Asia, and to defend this hypothesis they look back to Alfred Thayer Mahan's sea-power theories, now popular with the Chinese. The book considers how strategic thought about the sea shapes Beijing's deliberations and compares China's geostrategic predicament to that of the Kaiser's Germany a century ago. It examines the Chinese navy's operational concepts, tactics, and capabilities and appraises China's ballistic-missile submarine fleet. The authors conclude that unless Washington adapts, China will present a challenge to America's strategic position.

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