From the Document: "In this meeting, participants on the Chinese side included a mix of active and retired senior PLA [People's Liberation Army] officers, officials from the MFA [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] and Ministry of National Defense (MND), experts from government-run civilian Chinese think tanks, and scholars from Chinese universities. The U.S. delegation included participants from government, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and National Defense University (NDU); think tanks such as Pacific Forum CSIS [Center for Strategic and International Studies]; and universities such as the University of California-San Diego. It also included observers from the State Department, the Joint Staff, USPACOM [United States Pacific Command], USSTRATCOM [United States Strategic Command], Global Strike Command, and DTRA [Defense Threat Reduction Agency], among others. In total, there were more than 25 American participants. One of the goals of this series of meetings is to create a community of regular participants who develop accumulated learning and the personal trust needed to facilitate a more open discussion. This effort met with much success this year in frank, substantive discussions unhindered by boilerplate debates and the increasingly tense tenor of the overall bilateral relationship." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.
|Report Number:||PASCC Report Number: 2017-001; Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD: 2017-001|
|Author:||Twomey, Christopher P.|
Glosny, Michael A.
|Publisher:||Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Contemporary Conflict|
|Copyright:||Public Domain; Downloaded or retrieved via external web link as part of the PASCC collection.|
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