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The People's Liberation Army as organization [electronic resource] : reference volume v 1.0 / edited by James C. Mulvenon, Andrew N.D. Yang.

Contributor(s): Mulvenon, James C, 1970- | Yang, Andrew N. D | Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (Rand Corporation) | Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies | Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xx, 635 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0833033689 (electronic bk.); 9780833033680 (electronic bk.).Other title: Conference proceedings [At head of title:].Subject(s): China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun -- Congresses | China -- Armed Forces -- Congresses | China -- Military policy -- Congresses | China -- Politics and government -- 1976- -- Congresses | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: People's Liberation Army as organization.DDC classification: 355/.033551 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction to the PLA's Administrative and Operational Structure -- The Central Military Commission and Military Policy in China -- The Pinnacle of the Pyramid: The Central Military Commission -- The General Staff Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army: Organization, Roles, & Missions -- The General Political Department and the Evolution of the Political Commissar System -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Logistics Department (GLD): Toward Joint Logistics Support -- The General Armament Department -- PLA Ground Forces: Moving Toward a Smaller, More Rapidly Deployable, Modern Combined Arms Force -- PLA Air Force Organization -- The Organization of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) -- The Chinese Second Artillery Corps: Transition to Credible Deterrence -- The Institutional Lessons of Disaster: Reorganizing the People's Armed Police After Tiananmen.
Summary: Presents the results of a conference that brought together many of the nation's top experts to evaluate issues of structure and process in the People's Liberation Army.
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"Product of a conference, jointly sponsored by the Rand Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (CAPP) and the Taiwan-based Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS) ... held at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia from 3-6 August 2000"--P. iii.

"Rand National Security Research Division."

"CF-182-NSRD"--P. [4] of cover.

Includes bibliographical references.

Presents the results of a conference that brought together many of the nation's top experts to evaluate issues of structure and process in the People's Liberation Army.

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Introduction to the PLA's Administrative and Operational Structure -- The Central Military Commission and Military Policy in China -- The Pinnacle of the Pyramid: The Central Military Commission -- The General Staff Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army: Organization, Roles, & Missions -- The General Political Department and the Evolution of the Political Commissar System -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Logistics Department (GLD): Toward Joint Logistics Support -- The General Armament Department -- PLA Ground Forces: Moving Toward a Smaller, More Rapidly Deployable, Modern Combined Arms Force -- PLA Air Force Organization -- The Organization of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) -- The Chinese Second Artillery Corps: Transition to Credible Deterrence -- The Institutional Lessons of Disaster: Reorganizing the People's Armed Police After Tiananmen.

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