China threat assessments by US Pacific Command

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"China threat assessments by US Pacific Command", Nuclear Strategy, January 31, 2000,

As the primary command responsible for maintaining war plans that involve operations against Chinese forces and territory, U.S. Pacific Command continuously monitors China to update the war plans in response to new developments and guidance. The annual CINCPAC Command History contains brief sections on China which describe developments in Chinese military forces and political issues. The items below provide links to China-sections from CINCPAC Command Histories for the years 1960-1984 and 1991-1992.

The years 1985-1990 and 1993-1999 are currently undergoing declassification review within CINCPAC and China-sections from those histories will also be posted when they become available.

Each section below contains a brief summary followed by PDF-copies of selected pages:


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