Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Fravel's current research project examines the evolution of China's military strategy since 1949 and the relationship between material capabilities and political influence in China's rise as a great power. He explains that China has adopted eight military strategies since 1949. His research fills a long-standing gap in the study of China and it's military. Fravel argues that there were eight changes in China's military strategy since 1949, and out of those eight; three were major changes. He considers a major change to be a change in the operational doctrine, force structure and training procedures. These major changes demonstrate that military organizations are not necessarily change resistant and he highlights the role of civil-military relations in strategic change.
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