In discussion of the Chinese Communist Army, the usually expressed view of American military personnel is that the system of political officers and dual command used by the Chinese throughout their forces is almost certainly a detriment to military efficiency.
Cathey, Kenneth C.
"Who is the Commissar: Political Officers in the Chinese Communist Army,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 5.
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