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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this official Defense Intelligence Agency historical document assessed the military of the People’s Republic of China, known as the People’s Liberation Army. Contents include:

Chinese Armed Forces, Missions, Composition, Historical Development, Doctrine, General Strategic and Tactical Principles

National Command and Control: The Chinese Military Command, Organization of a Front; Political Structures

Equipment: Operational Concept, Operational Requirements

Logistics: Overview, System of Supply

Personnel: The Commander, Soldier, Sailor, Airman

Ground Forces – Organization – Background, Regular Ground Forces, Paramilitary Forces; Command and Control – Organization of Headquarters, Formation Commanders; Location and Movement of Headquarters; Orders and Instructions; Equipment, Tactical Principles; Echelons, Special Techniques; Maneuver, In the Attack, In the Defense; Obstacle Crossing; Offensive Operations, Doctrine, Application, Basic Principles; Front, Army Group, and Army Offensives; Reconnaissance; Firepower, Artillery; Chemical Fire Support; Nuclear Fire Support; Tanks and Antitank Fire; Offensive Air Support; Air Defense; Defensive Operations; Mobile Defense at Division Level

Retrograde Operations; Specialized Operations, River Crossings, Airborne Operations; Warfare Under Special Conditions

Logistics – Overview, Ammunition, Rations and Water, Medical, Recovery and Repair

Training and Schools – Basic Training, Ongoing Training; Schools and Institutes

Naval Forces – Headquarters, Fleet Commands; Ships; Order of Battle; Doctrine and Tactics; Defensive Rings; Capabilities; Subs; Surface Warfare; Antiair Warfare; Amphibious Warfare; Mine; Coastal Defense; Naval Aviation; Training and Schools

Air Forces – Organization, Command and Control; Aircraft and Weapons; Doctrines and Tactics; Capabilities; Air to Air Combat; bombing; Reconnaissance; Air Transport; Airborne Operations

Ballistic Missile Force – Nuclear Weapons; Delivery systems; Space Systems; Future Systems, Force Size, Survivability

Joint Service Capabilities – Doctrine, Joint Service Operations

Uniforms and Insignia, Awards and Decorations

As a bonus, this reproduction includes FM-1, The Army Field Manual, a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army - sold separately for $5.99. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.

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