Other Approaches to Civil-Military Integration: The Chinese and Japanese Arms Industries [open pdf - 584KB]
As part of its assessment of the potential for integrating the civil and military industrial bases, the Office of Technology Assessment considered how the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Japan, two Asian states with sizable defense industries, have succeeded in achieving significant levels of civil-military integration (CMI). The paper is divided into two sections, one on the PRC and one on Japan. Each section describes the structure and management of the respective defense industrial base and then compares it with its U.S. counterpart. The paper then assesses the degree to which lessons from the PRC and Japanese cases can be applied to the U.S. defense technology and industrial base (DTIB).
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota