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PLA's Science of Military Strategy (2013)

      The “In Their Own Words” series is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. CASI would like to thank all of those involved in this effort, especially the teams from our "big brother"/ 大哥 at the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), Project Everest, and the CASI team at BluePath Labs.  In the “In Their Own Words” series, CASI aims to provide Chinese texts that illustrate thoughtful, clearly articulated, authoritative foreign perspectives on approaches to warfare at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels.

     The Science of Military Strategy (2013) is part of the Project Everest “Foreign Military Thought” series. This particular volume was published under the auspices of Project Everest in conjunction with the China Aerospace Studies Institute. The text is a capstone document on PRC’s current military strategy, articulated starting in December 2013, having been selected as a highly prioritized (“key-point”) PLA-wide topic of 2011. The text was prepared by China’s Academy of Military Sciences faculty with very high-level review, and this is the third publication of the text after the 1987 and 2001 publications. This document is one of the featured “Military Academic Works of the Academy of Military Sciences.” In a comprehensive way covering many elements, this text documents the codified current PRC strategy for the preparation and conduct of a spectrum of warfare.

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