China's New Missile Force: New Ambitions, New Challenges (Part 2)

Bates Gill, Adam Ni

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This is the second in a series of two articles that examine the establishment of the PLA Rocket Force (PLARF) and its implications for PLA warfighting and deterrence capabilities. While part 1 reviewed the drivers and motivations behind the creation of the PLARF and compares it with its predecessor, the Second Artillery Force, this second article evaluates the challenges faced by the PLARF. The authors gratefully acknowledge the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency and its Program on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction for their support of this research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalChina Brief
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2018


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