Chapter 1 Laying the Foundation 30
Chapter 2 The Evolution of PLAAF Strategy, Theory, and “Doctrine” 67
Chapter 3 PLAAF Organizational Structure 102
Chapter 4 PLAAF Personnel System 161
Chapter 5 PLAAF Education System 199
Chapter 6 PLAAF Training System 230
Chapter 7 PLAAF Military Diplomacy, Exchanges, and Cooperation 308
Chapter 8 Predictions for PLAAF Reforms from 2020-2029 340
Gen Larry D. Welch, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 12th Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and Former President and CEO, Institute for Defense Analyses
"....I strongly recommend this book to anyone engaging with the PLAAF."
Lt Gen James R. Clapper, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Director of National Intelligence
"....I would consider [this] book a must-read for anyone who deals with the Chinese and its military components, and of great interest to anyone simply wanting to gain a better understanding of China and its military capabilities."
Lt Gen David A. Deptula, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and Former Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, HQ USAF
"....The book yields real insight into what makes the PLAAF tick, leaving weapon system details to others. This book is a “must read” as a foundation for understanding how the PLAAF got to where it is today and where it is going in the future."
M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Director, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"This book will quickly become the definitive guide to understanding China’s Air Force. Allen and Garafola deftly survey the evolution of the PLAAF from strategy and organization to personnel and training. Anyone interested in China’s military modernization should read this book. It is an instant classic."