US Airforce Airmen have received a new analysis tool called the China toolkit, which is expected to act as a supplemental resource for commanders to tailor training specifically oriented to the United States’ pacing challenge.
The toolkit is expected to help Airmen and Guardians make informed decisions and determine limitations, opportunities and challenges in competition.
The toolkit has been developed by China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) of the Air University and contains a large repository of information related to China, the Chinese Communist Party, and the People’s Liberation Army. The tool kit provides access to:
- CASI Primer and China 101 Brief explaining trends in China’s military air, space and missile forces
- Diplomatic, Informational, Military and Economic (DIME) spectrum
- People’s Liberation Army breakdown per service
- PLA capabilities and threats videos and overviews
- “In their own Words” series of Chinese transcribed publications
- Think Tank products
“Understanding China is the pacing challenge as articulated in the National Defense Strategy, we must accelerate learning across the Air Force to stay ahead of the pace,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.