Well written, succinct, and timely, this balanced assessment of Chinese naval weaknesses and strengths offers specific technological development and pro- curement alternatives to inform Washington’s decision making. O’Rourke is a naval issues analyst for the Congres- sional Research Service (CRS) of the Li- brary of Congress. Specialists will want to consult his related product, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress. First published in November 2006, the latter report has been updated regularly. Each report contains details that the other does not.
Erickson, Andrew S.
"The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernizationand the Future of the United States Navy,"
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