AOL Defense: China’s ‘Ripples of Capability’: An Interview with Andrew Erickson

29.08.11

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PLAN submarines. Via Top81.

PLAN submarines. Via Top81.

by DAVID AXE

For any Westerner observer struggling to understand Chinese military developments — and let’s be serious, that’s most of us — Andrew Erickson is an indispensable resource. A professor at the Naval War College, Erickson has edited an influential series of books about the People’s Liberation Army, each volume based on close scrutiny of Chinese-language journals and new sources. Erickson’s latest volume, Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles, takes a hard, sober look at Beijing’s growing air and missile forces and their effect on the Pacific balance of power.

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