The Aerospace Advantage

Episode 38 - Adversary Insights: Understanding Chinese Airpower

September 4, 2021

Episode 38 – Adversary Insight: Understanding Chinese Airpower

Episode Summary:

In episode 38 of the Mitchell Institute's Aerospace Advantage podcast Adversary Insight: Understanding Chinese Airpower, host John "Slick" Baum is joined by Dr. Brendan Mulvaney and Ken Allen of Air University's China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI), Cristina Garafola of RAND, and Daniel Rice of the Mitchell Institute to better understand the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). As Sun Tzu once said, "Know thy enemy and know yourself, and you need not fear the outcome of one hundred battles." This is the first in a series of episodes that will explore the China threat in multiple dimensions.

You can find Ken Allen and Cristina Garafola's book 70 Years of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force here.


Host:  Lt Col John “Slick” Baum, USAF, ret.

Producer: Daniel C. Rice

Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey

Guest host: Daniel Rice, Senior Analyst, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Guest: Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute

Guest: Ken Allen, Former Director of Research, China Aerospace Studies Institute

Guest: Cristina Garafola, Associate Policy Researcher, the RAND Corporation



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