Home » Red Star Over the Pacific: Chinas Rise and the Challenge of U.S. Maritime Strategy by Toshi Yoshihara
Red Star Over the Pacific: Chinas Rise and the Challenge of U.S. Maritime Strategy Toshi Yoshihara

Red Star Over the Pacific: Chinas Rise and the Challenge of U.S. Maritime Strategy

Toshi Yoshihara

Published
ISBN : 9781591149798
Paperback
292 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Combining a close knowledge of Asia and an ability to tap Chinese-language sources with naval combat experience and expertise in sea-power theory, the authors assess how the rise of Chinese sea power will affect U.S. maritime strategy in Asia. TheyMoreCombining a close knowledge of Asia and an ability to tap Chinese-language sources with naval combat experience and expertise in sea-power theory, the authors assess how the rise of Chinese sea power will affect U.S. maritime strategy in Asia. They argue that China is laying the groundwork for a sustained challenge to American primacy in maritime Asia, and to defend this hypothesis they look back to Alfred Thayer Mahans sea-power theories, now popular with the Chinese. The book considers how strategic thought about the sea shapes Beijings deliberations and compares Chinas geostrategic predicament to that of the Kaisers Germany a century ago. It examines the Chinese navys operational concepts, tactics, and capabilities and appraises Chinas ballistic-missile submarine fleet. The authors conclude that unless Washington adapts, China will present a challenge to Americas strategic position.Selected:1. For the Chief of Naval Operations Reading List2. By The Atlantic as one of the Best Books of the Year on foreign affairs in 20103. By Proceedings magazine as a Notable Naval book in 2010.