U.S. experts said the People’s Liberation Army has given priority to buy weapons capability against the U.S.
PLA DF-21 medium-range missile launch
LONDON August 14 news: U.S. 12 Washington Times published former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary, a China expert Xuerui Fu’s article said that with China as a regional and global power the rise of the PLA in any foreseeable future events play a more important role. Hostile to U.S. interests worldwide if China continues the trend continues, then the United States in need of special attention to the role in which the People’s Liberation Army.
Xuerui Fu pointed out that China has risen to an impact to the position of the United States, the United States need to learn more about the People’s Liberation Army challenges and opportunities. Unfortunately, the current discussion on China’s military development, but often deviate from the focus. Today’s People’s Liberation Army, although not a “tall and 10 foot” giant, but not an “even marksmanship are not allowed to” gang groups.
Now, a team is already in some areas (such as ballistic and cruise missiles) outstanding achievements, but there is still the Achilles heel (as in the modern command, control and communications) of the army . However, Freese think about today’s People’s Liberation Army, the most noteworthy is its commitment to military modernization act. Today, the People’s Liberation Army to modernize its military efforts are starting to prove effective, the U.S. needs to spend time and effort to study the development trend of the PLA.
Xuerui Fu pointed out that the U.S. should pay close attention to the following trends: the first trend is the professional’s Liberation Army. 15 years ago, China’s central institutions to help the PLA began to professionalize, and ultimately to enhance the ability of the army. Moreover, since the PLA’s commercial enterprises have been closed, so military personnel from the business and no longer forced to choose between receiving specialized training.
Xuerui Fu said, to streamline internal security after the People’s Liberation Army has handed the People’s Armed Police, so it can focus more on conventional military tasks. Perhaps most importantly, the PLA’s training quality has been enhanced, its participation in joint military operations and a more realistic response to a wide range of emergency incidents has been improved.
Xuerui Fu pointed out that the second trend is that China’s growing defense industry. Research through the use of foreign technology and reverse decades of experiments, the PLA sustainable system of local defense industry is maturing. In the near future, the PLA is unlikely to be supply disruptions during the conflict, but also in access to China’s unique environment requires specific capabilities, China will take advantage.
Xuerui Fu followed that trend is China’s third largest arms procurement strategy. For China, access to special abilities against the U.S. military is its priority. Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) and anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons program could become a potential U.S. military action “game change those.” The success of anti-ship ballistic missile programs may improve the ability of U.S. aircraft carrier against China, the United States the traditional carrier operations is no longer practical. Moreover, anti-ship ballistic missile threat to the U.S. military can be used to obtain information, communications and aviation information depends on the satellite.
Xuerui Fu pointed out that China’s fourth largest military trend with the People’s Liberation Army procurement, but also to the increasing development of the doctrine, strategy and tactics. At present, China is stepping up efforts to develop the next generation of asymmetric warfare capability. This is China’s cyber warfare capabilities was particularly prominent.
In addition, China with his national and military information-based organizations the ability to cause fatal damage has attracted extra attention, and this ability has been incorporated within the PLA’s operational doctrine.
Xuerui Fu said that China’s fifth-largest military trends in China’s People’s Liberation Army is involved in outside activities. It includes two aspects: first, the growing Chinese expansion behavior of nature. The ability of China’s advanced defense industry has become China’s political and military than outside the new tools – through overseas sales and the provision of defense technology to support China’s broader strategic and military objectives. Moreover, China will pursue a challenge to U.S. interests in the policy of gradual, so that the interests of the United States is increasingly complex.
second: the rapid development of China’s overseas military and diplomatic brought to the United States and its allies more difficult to challenge a series of updates. At present, PLA is an important port and through the base to ensure that the strategic use of the right of way, and actively pursue its expansion of the global reach and influence target. Although China has yet to develop blue ocean navy, but it is still able to use in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and equipment, will expand its naval forces to the Indian Ocean and other waters. Moreover, in addition to expanding the scope of the PLA, the United States and other countries face the same potential domain restrictions would change the strategic balance.
Finally, Xuerui Fu pointed out that the United States and its allies may have developed a lot of sensible policy solution that could cope with the challenges of the People’s Liberation Army. However, implementing the most feasible solutions need to take a long time, so the U.S. government needs proper attention from now on and positioning China’s military development. (Compiled: Spring)