The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force: reshaping China’s approach to strategic deterrence

  title={The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force: reshaping China’s approach to strategic deterrence},
  author={Bates Gill and Adam Ni},
  journal={Australian Journal of International Affairs},
  pages={160 - 180}
  • B. Gill, A. Ni
  • Published 22 January 2019
  • Business
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
ABSTRACT The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is in the midst of a sweeping reform programme to significantly transform its organisation, force posture, command and control structures, and internal politics. Among the many important aspects of this effort is the establishment of the PLA Rocket Force (PLARF). Creation of the PLARF solidified China’s missile forces as a critical element of China’s evolving strategic deterrent posture, portends continued significant investment in PLARF… 

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