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China’s Anti-Access & Area-Denial operational concept and the dilemmas for Japan

Goldsmith, Sam


The People's Republic of China is developing a sophisticated Anti-Access/Area-Denial operational concept utilising a variety of defensive military capabilities, entwined with offensive components. The United States, Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries remain sceptical about China's defensive rationale for developing this operational concept because it threatens to undermine Asia-Pacific security. Specifically, the threat posed by China's military modernisation to the security of Japan may...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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