Friday, January 30, 2009

Just finished Mulvenon's latest work

The conclusion is interesting as the article was published before PLAN goes to Africa.

Here it is, enjoy.

Military Affairs — James Mulvenon

* Chairman Hu and the PLA’s "New Historic Missions"

Winter 2009:
Military Affairs
By James Mulvenon
"Chairman Hu and the PLA’s "New Historic Missions""

In a speech delivered on Christmas Eve 2004, Hu Jintao introduced a new set of "historic missions" for the Chinese armed forces. These missions constitute one part of a broader revision of the PLA’s "strategic guiding theory," derived in large measure from Hu Jintao’s overall ideological guidance on "scientific development." This article examines the timing, content, dissemination, and implementation of the "historic missions," which is a useful test case of Hu’s relationship with the PLA as reflected in military political work

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