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China as Peer Competitor? Trends in Nuclear Weapons, Space, and Information Warfare   [open pdf - 2MB]

This document analyzes the potential for China to emerge as a peer competitor of the United States in the coming decades. First, the author examines two traditional pillars of national strength--China's status as a nuclear weapons state and as a space power. Second, she explores China's growing focus on information warfare (IW) as a means to wage asymmetric warfare against a technologically advanced adversary. Third, the author carefully examines the status of the three programs highlights areas of concern and potential conflict with the United States, and analyzes the implications of these issues for the United States.

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1999-07
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