The People of the PLA 2.0

This volume examines how the structure, education, training, and recruitment of PLA personnel have changed in the last decade and in the Xi Jinping era. Structural changes in the PLA have centered around two poles: improving the warfighting readiness of the PLA and strengthening Communist Party of China (CPC) control of the PLA. Reforms to… Continue Reading The People of the PLA 2.0

Chinese Tactics: Army Techniques Publication 7-100.3

Chinese Tactics is the United States Army’s latest in-depth study of the tactics and capabilities utilized by likely U.S. adversaries. “These manuals are unique in the level of detail they provide,” writes US Army intelligence analyst Jennifer Dunn who was involved in writing the book. Compiled from intelligence data as well as translated Chinese documents,… Continue Reading Chinese Tactics: Army Techniques Publication 7-100.3

Chairman Xi Remakes the PLA: Assessing Chinese Military Reforms

China’s current military reforms are unprecedented in their ambition and in the scale and scope of the organizational changes. Virtually every part of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) now reports to different leaders, has had its mission and responsibilities changed, has lost or gained subordinate units, or has undergone a major internal reorganization. Drawing on… Continue Reading Chairman Xi Remakes the PLA: Assessing Chinese Military Reforms