China's Future Nuclear Submarine Force Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1591143260
ISBN-10: 1591143268
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"shows how the Chinese nuclear navy has developed to date and possible future trajectories it could take. ... The texts are well sourced and provide readers with references to conduct more extensive research and reading if desired. In summary, any student of Chinese military developments should read this book."

-Capt. Giles Van Nederveen, USAF (Ret.), Strategic Studies Quarterly 4.1 (Spring 2010).

"captures important aspects of China's submarine force that explain the rationale for Beijing's large submarine investment, beginning by recounting its maritime goals and doctrine, then examining the applicability of a submarine force to these goals. ...raises many important issues that influence the future of China's nuclear submarine force...."

-Scott W. Bray (the U.S. Navy's Senior Intelligence Officer for China), Asia Policy 9 (January 2010): 167-72.

"features contributions by some of America's most prominent (and promising) analysts of PRC naval affairs."

-Alan Wachman, Naval War College Review 61.2 (Spring 2008): 134.

"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. ...has already become the benchmark unclassified study on the development of the PLAN's sub-surface combat capability."

-Richard Scott, Jane's Navy International, 1 January 2008.

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"offers a wide range of perspectives that provide readers with the opportunity to make their own judgments based on a meticulous analysis of data from Chinese sources. ... a great and useful effort to understand Chinese strategic planning for the near future."

- L. H. Xavier Demián Soto Zuppa, El Colegio de México, A.C., Centro de Estudios de Asia y África (CEAA), China Review International 16.4 (2009): 494-501.

"...provides both novices and experienced scholars an extensive primer on the context of the Chinese nuclear submarine fleet. It is quite readable, well organized, and extremely well documented in all chapters."

-Lt. Col. John D. Becker, USA, Joint Force Quarterly 52.1 (2009): 165-66.

"...creative use of Chinese sources has allowed [the authors] to penetrate the veil of secrecy drawn over China's submarine programme with surprising effectiveness."

-Colin Green, Pacific Affairs 81.1 (Spring 2008): 111-13.

"...if a book such as China's Future Nuclear Submarine Force had appeared in 1930 on the subject of Japanese developments in naval air power and force projection, the U.S. 'battleship admirals' may have been overruled by the carrier advocates in the critical period leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941. This new book... is that good."

-Gregory R. Copley, "The Pacific Turns a Pinker Hue," Maritime Studies 156 (September/October 2007): 24-25.

"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."

-LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN, Naval District Washington, DC, 10 May 2007.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3955 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 1 edition (April 30, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008164QXW
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It looks deep into the history of hte chinese navy and where it is headed. if you are into the chinese nuclear arsenal, this is a good entry level book. it isn't too hard to understand.
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