China's Offensive Missile Forces, Hearing before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 1, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the April 1, 2015 hearing "China's Offensive Missile Forces," held before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. From the introductory statement of Vice-Chairman Dennis C. Shea: "This panel will examine China's addition of significant conventional strike capabilities to an arsenal that, until recently, comprised only nuclear ballistic missiles. Our expert panel will assess the reasons behind this expansion, the current capabilities of China's conventional missile forces, specific technological improvements, and key considerations for the United States. Mark Stokes, who is a frequent visitor to our hearings--thank you, Mark, for being here--is the Executive Director of the Project 2049 Institute, which he founded in 2008. He is a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran and served previously in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Mr. Stokes has testified before the Commission several times and, of course, we welcome him back again today. Toshi Yoshihara is Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College, where his recent research focuses on the risks posed by China's modernizing missile forces to U.S. bases in Japan, as well as the potential for Japan to contribute to deterrence in Northeast Asia. Dr. Yoshihara is the author or co-author of several volumes on maritime security and naval strategy. We also welcome him back as he once again testifies before the Commission. Dennis Gormley is a rookie to the Commission, but we welcome you. He's a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh where his teaching and research areas include missile proliferation, missile defense, and arms control. Mr. Gormley has extensive experience in the intelligence community, private sector and think tank community."

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