1991 CINCPAC China Assessment

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"1991 CINCPAC China Assessment", Nuclear Strategy, January 31, 1991, https://nautilus.org/projects/nuclear-strategy/1991-cincpac-china-assessment/

Most China-related portions of the 1991 CINCPAC history remain classified, but U.S.-China relations appeared to continue at their low level from the late-1980s. CINCPAC’s Pacific Command Strategic included the following objectives for Northeast Asia with specific relevance for China:

  • Maintain open channels with China to allow for renewal of a military relationship as political climate allowed; and
  • Maintain the current level of unofficial contact with Taiwan.

China did not conduct full-scale nuclear test explosions in 1991.

All tables relating to the details of Chinese nuclear force developments were withheld in error by the CINCPAC FOIA office. A new request for those pages is currently under review and will be made available when released. Selected pages of the remaining China-related sections from the 1991 CINCPAC history are provided below:

Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, “CINCPAC Command History 1991,” October 30, 1992, Volume 1. Only selected pages. Partially declassified and released under FOIA. (0.18 MB)


Funding for this project was provided by the The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Ploughshares Fund. For information about the Nuclear Strategy Project contact Hans M. Kristensen.

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