China lança seu Livro Branco de Defesa

China lança seu Livro Branco de Defesa. O Brasil está começando a trabalhar no seu. Só me preocupa a maneira como estão fazendo isso e quem são os “especialistas” que nosso Ministério da Defesa está consultando…

De qualquer maneira, é importante que todo país discuta Defesa Nacional, e o Brasil não é exceção. Outra coisa: há que se derrubar o mito de que Segurança Nacional e Defesa são coisas de militares. Não são. Infelizmente, no Brasil ainda estamos engatinhando nesse sentido…

Estive no lançamento do Livro Branco do Chile, em janeiro do ano passado. Referência em profissionalismo e em preocupação com Segurança Nacional e Defesa, os chilenos estão muitos passos à frente de vários países latino-americanos nos estudos de Defesa e em termos de relações civis-militares. Viva Chile!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


China has released a white paper titled: China’s National Defense in 2010. A key quote:

In the first decade of the 21st century, the international community forged ahead in a new phase of opening up and cooperation, and at the same time faced crises and changes. Sharing opportunities for development and dealing with challenges with joint efforts have become the consensus of all countries in the world. Pulling together in the time of trouble, seeking mutual benefit and engaging in win-win cooperation are the only ways for humankind to achieve common development and prosperity.China has now stood at a new historical point, and its future and destiny has never been more closely connected with those of the international community. In the face of shared opportunities and common challenges, China maintains its commitment to the new security concepts of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and coordination. By connecting the fundamental interests of the Chinese people with the common interests of other peoples around the globe, connecting China’s development with that of the world, and connecting China’s security with world peace, China strives to build, through its peaceful development, a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity.

Looking into the second decade of the 21st century, China will continue to take advantage of this important period of strategic opportunities for national development, apply the Scientific Outlook on Development in depth, persevere on the path of peaceful development, pursue an independent foreign policy of peace and a national defense policy that is defensive in nature, map out both economic development and national defense in a unified manner and, in the process of building a society that is moderately affluent on a general basis, realize the unified goal of building a prosperous country and a strong military.

A few articles already here and here. This is a high level paper claimed to be in the spirit of transparency, but it basically reveals nothing as one might expect. It is likely I’ll have a more detailed post on a few subjects at a later date.Posted by Galrahn at 2:00 AM