International Security & Foreign Policy

The PLA’s Lessons from the Pacific War: Implications for U.S. and Allied Strategy

Grant Year: 2021

Toshi Yoshihara will assess how the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may seek to apply lessons from the Pacific War as it prepares for future conflicts. He will review Chinese-language literature on such major operations in the Pacific War as Midway, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa; interview and assemble workshops with experts on the Pacific War and the Chinese military; and identify implications from PLA efforts to apply Pacific War lessons to contemporary warfare. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

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