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Handbook of the Chinese People's Liberation Army

By Division, Eastern

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Reproduction Date: 2008

Title: Handbook of the Chinese People's Liberation Army  
Author: Division, Eastern
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Division, E. (n.d.). Handbook of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.cc/


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Excerpt: Chinese Armed Forces: The Chinese People's Liberation Army (CPLA) the collective name for the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) -- is the world's largest military force. The CPLtZ, which encornpasses the Army. the Navy, the Air Force, and the 2d Artillery (ballistic missile force) has a total strength of 4. million troops. 'The ground forces total sorne 3.25 million troops and support personnel, or about 80 percent of the CP1,A's total manpower. The Navy and Air Force, though significantly smaller, are the largest in the world. 2. Missions: The deployment, composition, and size of the Chinese Armed Forces are dictated by their following roles: // to defend the territory of China; // to deter attack by any nation and, should deterrence fail, to bring any war to a conclusion favorable // to China; // to assist in the maintenance of internal security; // to engage in production and construction work and aid in the national development of China; and // to support the foreign policy objectives of China. 3. Composition: The total Chinese Armed Forces consist of the...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 .... THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S LIBERA'TION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section A - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Chinese Armed Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . Historical Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . Doctrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . General Strategic and Tactical Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section B .... National Command and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . The Chinese Military Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Organization of a Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . Political Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section C - Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . OperationalConcept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Operational Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section D .- Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . System of Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section E - Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . The Chinese Commander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . The Chinese Soldier, Sailor, Airman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER2 -GROUNDFORCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section A .- Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Regular Ground Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . Paramilitary Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section B - Command and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Organization of Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Formation Commanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . Location and Movement of Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . Orders and Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section C - Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section D -. Tactical Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 
 



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