Naval War College Review


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.