Publications and Appearances
The Dragon Extends its Reach: Chinese Military Power Goes Global. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, Inc., 2013.
Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Military History. New York: Greenwood Press, 1999.
Class in China: Stratification in a Classless Society. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Editor, China’s Military Modernization: International Implications. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.
Editor, The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1999.
Editor (with Andrew Scobell), The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2001.
Editor (with Andrew Scobell), China’s Growing Military Power: Perspectives on Security, Ballistic Missiles, and Conventional Capabilities. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2002.
Editor (with Laurie Burkitt and Andrew Scobell), The Lessons of History: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army at 75. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2003.
Editor (with Andrew Scobell), Shaping China’s Security Environment: The Role of the People’s Liberation Army. Carlisle, PA; Strategic Studies Institute, 2006.
“The Chinese Way of Asymmetric War.” In The Logic of Irregular War: Asymmetry and America’s Adversaries, Ilan Berman, Ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littfield, 2017).
“The PLA Contingency Planning in the Case of India,” in The People’s Liberation Army and Contingency Planning in China, published by the U.S. National Defense University, Rand Corporation, and the Council on Advanced Policy Studies in Taiwan, 2015.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Information Warfare (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, March 2014) http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB1191.pdf
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Space Warfare: Emerging United States-China Military Competition (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 2007) https://www.aei.org/publication/the-chinese-peoples-liberation-army-and-space-warfare/
China’s Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control and Campaign Planning (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, May 2007) http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB776.pdf
“Concentrating Forces and Audacious Action: PLA Lessons from the Sino-Indian War.” In The Lessons of History: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army at 75, Eds. Laurie Burkitt, Andrew Scobell, and Larry Wortzel, 327-353. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2003.
“Chiang Kai-Shek and the Loss of China.” In The Cold War: Opening Shots 1945-1950, eds. Mark F. Wilkinson and Timothy Dowling, 135-138. Lexington, VA: VMI, 2003.
“The Beiping-Tianjin Campaign of 1948-49: The Strategic and Operational Thinking of the People’s Liberation Army.” In Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience since 1949, ed. Mark Ryan, 56-73. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003
With Cheng Feng. “PLA Operational Principles and Limited War: The Sino-Indian War of 1962.” In Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience since 1949, ed. Mark Ryan, 173-198. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
“The People’s Liberation Army and China’s Economy: Divestiture, WTO Accession, and What the World Can Expect.” In Economics and National Security: The Case of China, eds. Kent H. Butts and Edward L. Hughes, 231-259. Carlisle, PA: Center for Strategic Leadership, 2002.
“The General Political Department and the Evolution of the Political Commissar System.” In The People’s Liberation Army as Organization, Reference Volume v1.0, eds. James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N.D. Yang, 225-245. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2002.
“China’s Foreign Conflicts since 1949.” In A Military History of China, eds. David A. Graff and Robin Higham, 267-285. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2002.
“U.S.-Japan Alliance and New Missile Defense Initiative.” In Nichibei Dandou Misairu Bouei Semina Gekkan Nippon [Proceedings from the 2001 Japan-U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Seminar, Special Version]. Tokyo, Japan: K&K Press Company, 2002
“Comments on “China’s Military-Technical Developments: The Record for Western Assessments, 1979-1999.” In Seeking Truth from Facts: A Retrospective on Chinese Military Studies in the Post-Mao Era, eds. James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N.D. Yang, 173-180. Washington, D.C.: RAND National Security Division, 2001.
The Asia-Pacific in the U.S. National Security Calculus for a New Millennium. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2000.
“China’s Vulnerability Dilemma.” In Proceedings from the Conference on Countering the Missile Threat: International Military Strategies, Ed. Jim Colbert, 27-30. Washington, DC: The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, 1999.
China’s Military Potential. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1998.
The ASEAN Regional Forum: Asian Security without an American Umbrella. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1995.
Journal Papers, Magazine Articles, and Op-Eds
“Is America Prepared to Battle China in an Asymmetric War?” The National Interest, November 18, 2017.
“China’s Military Modernization and Cyber Activities,” Strategic Studies Quarterly Vol. 8, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 3-22. http://www.au.af.mil/au/ssq/digital/pdf/spring_2014/wortzel.pdf
“The Chinese Way of (Cyber) War,” Defense Dossier – American Foreign Policy Council Issue 4 (August 2012): 1-6. http://www.afpc.org/files/august2012.pdf
“China: Warfare in the Information Age,” Asia Policy 4, July 2007, National Bureau of Asian Research: 101-106.
“China and the Battlefield in Space.” Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Chinese Military Update, Vol. 1, No. 3 (August 2003): 3-5.
“Drugs, Counterfeiting, Missiles are Kim Jong Il’s Lifeline.” Shindonga [New East Asia (Korea)], July 2003: 314-319. (Reproduction of Congressional Testimony - “North Korea’s Connection to International Trade in Drugs, Counterfeiting, and Arms” on May 20, 2003 to the Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Management, Budget, and International Security)
“The Korean Peninsula’s U.S. Tripwire Solidifies the US-ROK Alliance.” Guk Bang Ilbo [Korea Defense Daily Newspaper], 23 July 2003, p.2
“China Waging War on Space-Based Weapons.” FoxNews.com online edition, 11 August 2003.
“U.S. presence makes all the difference.” Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and other newspapers, 01 February 2003.
“Let’s not be Saddam’s Shopping Mall.” Distributed nationally by Knight-Ridder Tribune wire, October 2002.
“Unfiltered Intelligence.” Distributed nationally by Scripps-Howard News Service, September 2002.
“Taiwan and American Interests.” Journal of International Security Affairs, no. 3 (Summer 2002): 93-101.
“Yes: China’s Propensity for Settling Disputes with the Use of Force Poses a Direct Threat to U.S. Interests in the [Pacific] Region.” Insight Magazine, August 2002: 40, 42.
“Should the United States Counter China’s Missile Buildup? Yes.” Insight Magazine, May 2002.
“Unconventional Ground War Needed to Defeat Terrorists.” San Diego Union Tribune, 28 October 2001, p.61.
“Arms Sales Package to Taiwan – The Next Step.” Liberty Times, 12 May 2001.
“Plane Game Olympics.” The Washington Times, 27April 2001, Section A, p.18.
“Bush Wrestles with Arms Sales.” Taipei Times, 25 April 2001, online edition.
“U.S. Commits to Security of its Allies.” Taipei Times, 15 March 2001, online edition.
“Forging a New, Alliance-Based Approach to Export Controls.” Foresight Magazine (Japan), February 2001.
“The U.S. Needs to Stop Arming and Training China’s Military.” Capitalism Magazine, February 2001.
“Beijing Struggles to ‘Ride the Tiger of Liberalization’.” Jane’s Intelligence Review, January 2001: 26-30.
“Yes: The United States Should Feel Threatened by China’s Growing Role in the International Military/Political Arena.” Retired Officer, December 2000: 35-36.
“The Culture of Power: The Lin Biao Incident in the Cultural Revolution.” Journal of Asian Studies 59, no. 4 (November 2000).
“U.S. Forces Remain Critical to Northeast Asian Security.” The Japan Times, 10 August 2000.
“North Korea: Too Much, Too Soon.” Distributed nationally by Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Wire, 25 October 2000.
“Should the United States relax economic sanctions against North Korea?” The CQ Researcher, 19 May 2000.
“Taiwan: What the U.S. Should Do.” World & I, April 2000.
“Dealing with the China-Taiwan Puzzle.” The Washington Times, 11 January 2000.
“Caution in Military Contacts with China.” Officer 76, no.1 (Jan/Feb 2000).
“Three New Looks at China.” Parameters 30, no. 4 (Winter 2000/2001).
“China’s Military.” The Asia-Pacific Magazine, No. 12 (September 1998): 19-22.
“China Pursues Great Power Status.” Orbis Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Spring 1994): 157-175.
Significant Media Appearances
The News Hour
Jim Lehrer News Hour
The O’Reilly Factor
Buchanan and Press
Market Place Radio
National Public Radio
Heritage Foundation Publications Available at <www.heritage.org>
Testimony Before Congress
Espionage Threats at Federal Laboratories: Balancing Scientific Cooperation while Protecting Critical Information. Testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space and technology Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives, May 5, 2013.
Cyber Espionage and the Theft of U.S. Intellectual Property and Technology. Testimony before the Committee on Energy, Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, July 9, 2013.
The 2013 Annual Report to Congress: China’s Military Modernization, U.S.-China Relations, and China’s Cyber Activities. Testimony before the Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, November 20, 2013.
Investigating the Chinese Threat: Military and Economic Aggression. Testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 3, 2012.
A Rising China and East Asian Security: Implications for the United States. Testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, January 19, 2011.
China’s Approach to Cyber Operations: Implications for the United States. Testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 3, 2010.
Preventing Terrorist Attacks, Countering Cyber Intrusions, and Protecting Privacy in Cyberspace. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, U.S. Senate, November 11, 2009.
Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, January 30, 2008.
Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction. Testimony before the Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 17, 2004.
North Korea’s Connection to International Trade in Drugs, Counterfeiting, and Arms. Testimony before the Governmental Affairs Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives, May 20, 2003