Red Star Over the Pacific

Red Star Over the Pacific

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

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, c2010.
ISBN: 159114390X
9781591143901
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 292 p.)
Additional Contributors: Holmes, James R. 1965-
ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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