Reference: “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016” (U.S. Dept. of Defense Annual Report)
Released yesterday (5/13/2016) by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016
The report runs 156 pages.
Section 1246, “Annual Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China,” of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-84, which amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, Section 1202, Public Law 106- 65, provides that the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report “in both classified and unclassified form, on military and security developments involving the People’s Republic of China. The report shall address the current and probable future course of military-technological development of the People’s Liberation Army and the tenets and probable development of Chinese security strategy and military strategy, and of the military organizations and operational concepts supporting such development over the next 20 years. The report shall also address United States-China engagement and cooperation on security matters during the period covered by the report, including through United States-China military-to-military contacts, and the United States strategyfor such engagement and cooperation in the future.
Numerous tables and maps.
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