Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jun 9, 2005.
The Chinese are looking to displace America as the preeminent Pacific economic and military power. China's military provocations demand a response. If the Chinese want an arms race with the US, they will not do any better than the defunct Soviet Union. America should deploy more Air Force and Navy assets to Japan and South Korea. Recently, fifteen F117 stealth aircraft were deployed to South Korea. In the current US competition vs. the French and Russians to update the Indian Air Force, we should give the Indians an F18 deal they cannot refuse. Let's see how much the Chinese appreciate a highly capable Indian Air Force on their southern flank. It is time to talk to the Taiwanese about basing US ships and aircraft on the island. Further, America needs to make sure that the Europeans, particularly the French, clearly understand that there will be a termination of US to France military technology transfers, and other economic repercussions, if the EU decides to lift its high-tech arms embargo against China. The US Congress should enact legislation that automatically terminates US military technology transfers to the Europeans if the EU sells high-tech weapons to the Chinese. Moves similar to these should help the Chinese to realize that there is no winning an arms race with America. If in response Chinese behavior improves, then the actions listed above can be moderated.
The Taiwanese are having a tough time deciding to defend themselves:
Instead, these officials said, the report looks like a bid to exonerate analysts within the close-knit fraternity of government China specialists, who for the past 10 years dismissed or played down intelligence showing that Beijing was engaged in a major military buildup.
"This report conceals the efforts of dissenting analysts [in the intelligence community] who argued that China was a threat," one official said, adding that covering up the failure of intelligence analysts on China would prevent a major reorganization of the system.
A former U.S. official said the report should help expose a "self-selected group" of specialists who fooled the U.S. government on China for 10 years.
"This group's desire to have good relations with China has prevented them from highlighting how little they know and suppressing occasional evidence that China views the United States as its main enemy."...
reports by dissenting analysts that argued China was a threat. Sounds like libs at CIA,NSA, or the DIA, were hiding the bad news about China? Why? Bolton in reverse?
Well if it's the same thinking as at State, same schools and bloodlines, would make sense.
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