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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Alice L.
dc.contributor.authorKelshaw, Chris J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T23:00:02Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T23:00:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48597
dc.descriptionApproved for public releaseen_US
dc.description.abstractChina’s sustained modernization effort across the branches of the PLA over the past 25 years has produced several innovations. Among them, in 2008, the U.S. Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD) in its annual report to Congress on China’s military power mentioned for the first time a new Chinese military concept called the “three warfares.” However, this and subsequent reports have offered little elaboration of the meaning and substance of the term. This thesis seeks to fill a gap in existing literature on this aspect of PLA modernization by offering a more comprehensive understanding and explanation of the “three warfares,” its origins, and its intended aims as a complement to PLA war fighting doctrine. It argues three points. First, the foundation of the PLA “three warfares” concept has roots in certain aspects of both Chinese and Western strategic thought. Second, the PLA desire to develop its “three warfares” concept is strongly influenced by Western views on information in war in general and by U.S. information operations doctrine and experiences in particular. And finally, the PLA sees its “three warfares” both as a complement to its warfighting capabilities and also as a militarized soft power component within a larger Chinese national strategy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thethreewarfares1094548597
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe "Three Warfares": PLA Soft Power Aspirations along the Cognitive Dimensionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGingeras, Ryan
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)en_US
dc.subject.authorCHINAen_US
dc.subject.authorPLAen_US
dc.subject.authorTHREE WARFARESen_US
dc.subject.authorINFORMATION WARFAREen_US
dc.subject.authorINFORMATION OPERATIONSen_US
dc.subject.authorMILITARY MODERNIZATIONen_US
dc.subject.authorMEDIA WARFAREen_US
dc.subject.authorLEGAL WARFAREen_US
dc.subject.authorPSYCHOLOGICAL WARFAREen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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