Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chinese TRANSCOM at work

As with the USTRANSCOM, the PLA also has a special command (National Defense Mobilization Commission) 国家国防动员委员会 to coordinate civilian assets in air, land and sea transportation for the CMC in both war and peace. On March 26th, they Demonstrated their readiness with a strategic mobilization involving thousands troops of the 15th Airborne to the Tibetan Plateau. While the PLA has conducted massive airlifts before, most noticeably in March 1989 to Lhasa and in June 1989 to Beijing. This is the first time civilian cargo and passenger air trans were mobilized to the Tibetan Plateau.

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