Projecting Strategy: The Myth of Chinese Counter-intervention
Fravel, M. Taylor
Twomey, Christopher P.
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In analyses of China’s military modernization, it has become increasingly common to describe China as pursuing a “counter-intervention” strategy in East Asia. Such a strategy aims to push the United States away from China’s littoral, forestalling the United States’ ability to intervene in a conflict over Taiwan or in disputes in the East and South China Seas. Moreover, such a military strategy is consistent with a purported broader Chinese goal to displace the United States from its traditional regional role, including Washington’s support for global norms such as freedom of navigation in Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and partnerships with long-standing treaty allies.
The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0163660X.2014.1002164
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