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Author Cliff, Roger
Title Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth : Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 2009
©2010
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Descript 1 online resource (259 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Preface -- Contents -- Figures -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One: Introduction -- Methodology -- Overview of This Monograph -- Chapter Two: The Organization of China's Air and Missile Forces -- People's Liberation Army Air Force -- PLAAF Aviation Unit Organization -- PLAAF Ground-Based Air Defenses -- PLAAF Radar and Communications -- PLAAF Airborne Branch -- Air and Missile Capabilities Controlled by Other Services -- Second Artillery -- People's Liberation Army Navy -- PLA Army Air Defenses -- PLA Army Aviation -- Air Force Campaign Command Arrangements -- Command Post Types -- Command Types -- Command and Coordination in the Campaign Planning Process -- Command Arrangements with Other Services and Branches During Joint Campaigns -- Chapter Three: The Evolution of Chinese Air Force Doctrine -- History -- Doctrine -- Chapter Four: Chinese Concepts for the Employment of Air Forces -- PLAAF Strategy -- Integrated Air and Space -- Preparing Simultaneously for the Offensive and the Defensive -- New Uses of Airpower -- Air, Space, Information, and Electromagnetic Superiority -- Acquiring Air Superiority -- Acquiring Space Superiority -- Acquiring Information Superiority -- Acquiring Electromagnetic Superiority -- Three Modes of Air Combat Used to Achieve Operational or Campaign Objectives -- Air-to-Air Operations -- Air-to-Surface Operations -- Surface-to-Air Operations -- Other Types of Operations -- Chapter Five: Air Offensive Campaigns -- Special Characteristics of Air Offensive Campaigns -- Air Offensive Campaign Objectives -- Planning the Air Offensive Campaign -- Strike Methods and Force Composition -- Organization and Deployment of Forces in an Air Offensive Campaign -- Deployments on the Ground and in the Air -- Carrying Out the Campaign
Action One: Conduct Information Operations -- Action Two: Penetrate Enemy Defenses -- Action Three: Conduct Air Strikes -- Action Four: Resist Enemy Air Counterattacks -- Distinctive Aspects of Chinese Air Offensive Campaigns -- Chapter Six: Air Defense Campaigns -- General Objectives, Forms, and Methods -- Characteristics and the "Crisis in Air Defense" -- Trends in Air Defense Thought -- Command Arrangements and Coordination -- Disposition of Forces -- Air Defense Campaign Operations -- Resistance Operations -- Counterattack Operations -- Close Protection Operations -- Defense of Cities and Bases -- Ground (and Naval) Forces, Maneuver Corridors, and Local Superiority -- Summing Up the Parts: What Would an Air Defense Campaign Look Like? -- Distinctive Aspects of Chinese Air Defense Campaigns -- Chapter Seven: Air Blockade Campaigns -- Evolution of Chinese Thinking on Air Blockade Campaigns -- Historical Referents for Air Blockade Campaigns -- Characteristics and Requirements -- Organization of Forces -- Deployment and Disposition -- Command Arrangements and Service Coordination -- Establishing No-Fly Zones and Aerial Surveillance Zones -- Operations Conducted as Part of the Air Blockade Campaign -- Information Operations -- Flight Prohibition Operations -- Interdicting Maritime and Ground Traffic -- Strikes Against the Enemy Counterblockade System -- Air Defense Operations -- Concluding Thoughts: How an Air Blockade Campaign Might Be Implemented Against Taiwan -- Chapter Eight: Airborne Campaigns -- Missions -- Planning Factors -- General Methods -- Composition and Deployment of Forces -- Carrying Out the Campaign -- Seizing Information and Air Superiority -- Carrying Out Firepower Preparation -- Conducting Airlift -- Transitioning to the Land Battle -- Concluding Thoughts on Airborne Campaigns
Chapter Nine: The Role of Other Services in Air Force Campaigns -- Naval Air and Air Defense Employment Concepts -- Naval Base and Naval Air Base Defense Concepts -- Fleet Air Defense -- Attacks on Surface Ships -- The Second Artillery's Role in Air Campaigns -- Chapter Ten: Possible PLAAF Operational Concepts, Capabilities, and Tactics in a Taiwan Strait Conflict -- Review of Key Chinese Strategy and Airpower Employment Concepts -- China's Military Strategy -- Key Aspects of Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts -- Possible Air Defense Concepts and Methods -- Procedural Deconfliction and Airspace Control -- Objectives and General Methods -- Hardening, Camouflage, and Other Passive Defenses -- Assessment -- Offensive Air Operations -- Long-Range Theater Strikes -- Shorter-Range Offensive Operations -- Possible Offensive Operations Against Taiwan -- Strike Package Tactics and Configuration -- Moving Forward -- Observations on China's Air Offensive Capabilities and Concepts -- Implications for the U.S. Air Force -- Chapter Eleven: Conclusions and Implications -- China's Air Force Employment Concepts and Capabilities in a Conflict Over Taiwan -- Implications for the United States -- Implications for Taiwan -- Bibliography -- Index
This monograph analyzes published Chinese and Western sources about current and future capabilities and employment concepts of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It describes how those capabilities and concepts might be realized in a conflict over Taiwan, assesses the implications of China implementing them, and provides recommendations about actions that should be taken in response
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cliff, Roger Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth : Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The,c2009 9780833049322
Subject Corporate culture.;Interpersonal relations.;Management
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Alt Author Fei, John
Hagen, Jeff
Hague, Elizabeth
Heginbotham, Eric
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