Understanding Military Innovation: Chinese Defense S in Historical and Theoretical Perspective

Thomas G. Mahnken
Content Type
Policy Brief
University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)
Given the high stakes involved in China's rise, both in Asia and globally, understanding the scope and pace of Chinese military modernization is an important undertaking. This brief applies insights from the theory and history of military innovation to the task of understanding China's development of anti-access and area denial capabilities and provides recommendations on how the United States can improve its ability to detect and recognize Chinese military innovation.
International Relations, Military Strategy
Political Geography
United States, China, Asia, North America