domingo, 12 de mayo de 2013

Is China Building A “Use It Or Lose It” Military?

There is no question that the pace of military modernization by the People’s Republic of China is increasing. Investments are being made in all the areas that would support military actions against its neighbors. These include a massive increase in theater ballistic missiles targeted against Taiwan, Japan and U.S. bases in the Pacific, anti-satellite weapons, advanced air defenses, several fifth-generation fighters and an expanded Navy that includes one aircraft carrier -- with more to be built -- and numerous different classes of conventional and nuclear submarines. Numerous independent studies in the United States and elsewhere have warned that in another decade or so, China could achieve military superiority in the Western Pacific, particularly if it chose to do a “Pearl Harbor” and strike without warning. (Read more)

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