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The e-Asia Collection contains about 1800 LIT and PDF eBooks. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditional materials.

 
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Photographic Interpretation Report Black Shield Mission Bx6847

Excerpt: PREFACE; This report represents a summary of targets covered by the subject mission. Those targets which reflect no significant change in facilities from the most adequate previous mission will carry the appropriate mission number and date, prefixed by the letters NAC, as the last entry on the photo reference line.

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Preliminary Assessment of Black Shield Mission 6847 Over North Korea

Excerpt: SUMMARY; BLACK SHIELD Mission 6847, flown over North Korea and 26 January 1968, obtained photography ... coverage was obtained of both North Korean and R.O.K. military forces and activity along the DMZ. No North Korean ground forces build-up was observed in or near the DMZ.

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Oil for the Lamps of China: Beijings 21St-Century Search for Energy

By: Bernard D. Cole

Excerpt: About the Author Bernard D. Cole is professor of military history in the National War College at the National Defense University, where he has served on the faculty since 1993. His areas of expertise are Sino-American relations and maritime strategy. Dr. Cole is the author of numerous publications, including The Great Wall at Sea: China?s Navy Enters the 21st Century (Naval Institute Press, 2001) and ?The P.L.A. Navy and Active Defense,? in The People?s Liberati...

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Addressing the Challenges of International Bribery and Fair Compet...

By: Donald L. Evans

Excerpt: This fifth annual report under the International Anti- Bribery and Fair Competition Act of 1998 (IAFCA) examines the progress that signatory countries have made in implementing and enforcing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Antibribery Convention).

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan

By: Lester W. Grau

Excerpt: FOREWORD; When the Soviet Union decided to invade Afghanistan, they evaluated their chances for success upon their experiences in East Germany, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately for their soldiers, as well as the people of Afghanistan, they ignored not only the experiences of the British in the same region, but also their own experience with the Basmachi resistance fighters in Central Asia from 1918-1933.

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Air Supply in the Burma Campaigns

By: Dr. Joe G. Taylor

Excerpt: FOREWORD; This monograph describes air supply operations in the India-Burma theater during the Second World War.

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China Debates the Future Security Environment

By: Thomas J. Christensen

Excerpt: In this carefully researched and well crafted work, Dr. Michael Pillsbury has made another important contribution to our understanding of China's strategic thinking. Those who blithely assume that optimistic American views of global trends are normal and widely shared will be startled and educated. Contemporary Chinese predictions about Japan's ascendance and American decline will appear familiar but strangely anachronistic to those who recall the largely discre...

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Special Estimate Possible Communist Objectives in Proposing a Ceas...

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To examine possible Communist objectives in proposing a cease fire and armistice in Korea.

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Cia Historical Review Program Release in Full Central Intelligence...

Excerpt: SUMMARY; The long standing Chinese minority issue in Southeast Asia has gained new prominence since V-Day as a source of international friction in the Far East.

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China's Motives for Dealing with States of International Concern

Excerpt: SUMMARY; Beijing has expanded relations with some of the world's more internationally troublesome regimes over the 1st decade to pursue its commercial and defense-industrial objectives--in particular to earn revenues for military modernization..

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Managing a Changing Relationship: China's Japan Policy in the 1990S

By: Robert S. Ross

Excerpt: FOREWORD; In April 1996, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was, China into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and ... or Peer Competitor. The author of the following monograph, Dr. Robert S. Ross, of Harvard University's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, argues that Japan's relationship with China is a key element in the evolving East Asian security structure. From Beijing's ...

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Country Profile : China

Excerpt: Major Cities; Based on 2000 census data, the largest cities are the four centrally administered municipalities, which include dense urban areas, suburbs, and large rural areas: Chongqing (30.5 million), Shanghai (16.4 million), Beijing (13.5 million), and Tianjin (9.8 million). Other major cities are Wuhan (5 (1). million), Shenyang (4.8 million), Guangzhou (3.8 million), Chengdu (3.2 million), Xi?an (3 (1). million), and Changchun (3 million). China has 12 othe...

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Chinese Communist Military Presence in North Vietnam

Excerpt: The Chinese Communists in June 1965 began deploying a limited number of military support units into North Vietnam (D.R.V.).

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China's Military Potential

By: Larry M. Wortzel

Excerpt: FOREWORD; This monograph provides an appraisal of the ability of the People?s Republic of China (P.R.C.) to build a credible military force in the 21st century. The author, Colonel Larry M. Wortzel, examines a complicated set of factors, which when taken together, equates to potential military power in China?s case.

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Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin

By: Andrew Scobell

Excerpt: FOREWORD; To many in the United States, China looms large and threatening. What are the national security and national military goals of China?s leaders? What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in pursuit of these goals? What is the likelihood that these goals will be attained? This monograph attempts to answer these questions through an analysis of China?s defense establishment under the leadership of Jiang Zemin. It assesses the political and economic ...

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Snie 13-3-62: Probable Consequences of Chinese Nationalist Militar...

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To evaluate the intentions and capabilities of the Government of the Republic of China (G.R.C.) to undertake limited military operations on the China mainland in 1962 and to estimate the prospects for and consequences of such operations.

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Consequences of the Early Employment of Chinese Nationalist Forces...

Excerpt: ASSUMPTION; That hostilities have not spread beyond the borders of Korea at the time of a decision to employ Chinese Nationalist forces in Korea.

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Chinese Views of Future Warfare

By: Michael Pillsbury

Excerpt: FOREWORD; The United States, while increasing military-to-military contacts with the Chinese, has also been urging China to improve its transparency about military matters. China has now taken several steps in this regard. For example, my counterpart, the President of China's National Defense University, agreed in late 1996 to expand the exchange program between our two institutions, thereby further enhancing a program already working well since 1985.

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Prospects for the Defense of Indochina against a Chinese Communist...

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To estimate Chinese Communist capabilities for an invasion of Indochina, the attitudes of the Vietnamese that would affect their will to resist such and invasion, and pertinent aspects of a program of foreign aid that would be required to stimulate the will of the Vietnamese to resist and invasion.

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Ownership with Chinese Characteristics: Private Property Rights an...

By: Jim Leach

Excerpt: The roundtable was convened, pursuant to notice, at 3 p.m., in Room 2168, Rayburn House Office Building, John Foarde [staff director] presiding. Also present: Jennifer Goedke, office of Representative Marcy Kaptur; Susan Weld, general counsel; Andrea Worden, senior counsel; Keith Hand, senior counsel; Selene Ko, chief counsel for trade and commercial law; Steve Marshall, senior advisor; Chris Billing, communication director; Anne Tsai, specialist on ethnic minor...

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