Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Communist propaganda of the day: We are Alfred Thayer Mahan fanboys

In this newly released PLA Navy Submarine Academy recruitment video, "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783" is the only book featured.  A Freudian slip! or intentional? You be the judge.

What Makes China "Mahanian"? (
 By James R. Holmes
November 18, 2011

The work of Alfred Thayer Mahan offers some useful insights into China. But the PLA will still go its own way.

Mahan supplies guidance on the purposes of Chinese sea power and shapes Beijing’s outlook on maritime strategy. But Chinese maritime forces look to their own history and traditions for help with the mechanics of how to fulfil their nation’s Mahanian destiny.

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