Hearing: China's Military Modernization and Its Impact on the United States and the Asia-Pacific

March 29-30, 2007


Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20510


Hearing Co Chairs:    Commissioners William Reinsch and Larry Wortzel

AGENDA

OPENING STATEMENTS

  • Opening Statement of Commissioner William Reinsch (HTML) (PDF)
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Larry Wortzel, Co-chair (HTML) (PDF)

Thursday, March 29

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

Panel II: Beijing’s Doctrine on the Conduct of “Irregular Forms of Warfare”

Panel III: PLA Modernization in Traditional Warfare Capabilities: Force Integration and Force Projection

  • General James E. Cartwright, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, NE
  • Dr. Andrew S. Erickson, Assistant Professor, Strategic Research Department, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI (HTML) (PDF) Supplement Document - (PDF)
  • Mr. Cortez A. Cooper, III, Director of the East Asia Studies Center, Hicks and Associates, Inc., McLean, VA (HTML) (PDF)

Panel IV: The Taiwan Strait Military Balance

  • RADM Eric A. McVadon USN (Ret), Director of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc., Washington, DC   (HTML) (PDF)
  • Dr. Bernard D. Cole, Professor of International History, National War College, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
  • Mr. Mark Cozad, Senior Defense Intelligence Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

Friday, March 30

Panel V: Information Warfare, Missile Warfare, Cyber Operations, and Other Disruptive Capabilities of the PLA

  • Dr. Ehsan Ahrari, Professor of Counterterrorism, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, HI (HTML) (PDF)
  • Dr. James A. Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)

Panel VI: The PLA’s Objectives in Space