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CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

China’s growing military power poses a serious long-term threat to U.S. national security interests and makes a future military confrontation with China increasingly likely, if not inevitable. Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) provided Congress its “Annual Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.” It’s another in a long list of reports and assessments chronicling the incessant rise of China’s military power that increasingly will challenge America’s dominant power in Asia, the Pacific, and around the world in the 21st century. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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9 Responses

  1. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: The Heritage Foundation

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    Yet too few are paying attention, and the US continues on a path of foolish appeasement. Just as one cannot make friends with a rattlesnake, nations can’t befriend enemies bent upon conquest.

    Posted by Ronald Bouwman

  2. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)
    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    It may be so, but maybe it is needed some perspective here. This book, although clearly incomplete and not well written IMHO, shines some light about these issues:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1107661692/ref=cm_li_v_p_self?tag=linkedin-20

    Posted by Al Rio

  3. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: The Intelligence Community

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    Playing Devil’s advocate here, but is it really a direct threat to U.S. National security? If we weren’t still in Japan, South Korea or Australia right now would we care what China is doing ? Would or should we have any concerns other than keeping international shipping lanes open in the area? Do we foresee China trying to take over territory in the region like Russia did during the Soviet Union era? Do we see China bent on a nuclear arms race like the Soviet Union? Do we fear an invasion on good old mainland USA by the Chinese navy?

    Posted by Mike McGannon

  4. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: INTELLIGENCE & SECURITY

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    Unfortunately US presence inthe Region have declined. Once China has the economic advantage over the US, they will continue to move towards building a modernised military. Their only rivalry in the Region will be India.

    This is why perhaps the US is now looking at improving relations with India and building its presence in the Region.

    Posted by Benn Ramnarine MA, CSSM, CPO, CPOI

  5. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Defense Industry Network

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    Totally agree ” long term ” Threat !

    Posted by Paul Daly

  6. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Department of Defense

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    Hi Ed,

    China’s military growth would be slowed down in large part if we first focus on economics. Here are a few good first steps 1) Pay back all money owed to China 2) Set a new level playing field with regard to US/China trade 3) Force China to set a realistic value for their national currency. 4) Stop all US monetary aide to China. China desires modern “blue water” navy, let’s let them pay for it…. Final thought, re-double our national cyber security infrastructure. Just my two cents

    Posted by Jeff Machtig

  7. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Defense Industry Network

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    China has a ways to go to match US military strength. Just think, the US has 11 aircraft carrier groups loaded with tactical aircraft. China has 1 used aircraft carrier with no carrier based aircraft logistics. US carrier strategy and tactics have a 70 year history of fine tuning and battle testing. China is just getting
    started.

    Posted by L (Luis) Figueroa

  8. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Department of Defense

    Discussion: CHINA’S MILITARY POWER: A GROWING THREAT

    that’s very interesting and a little unnerving. my first thought after reading the article was: What if China developed this?

    Posted by Terry Tucker

  9. Mike China says:

    China a growing threat to US national security?In fact the US with its unrivalled conventional and nuclear superiority is the greatest threat to the survival of China as a state.
    The problem is the US wants to prevail over China at no cost or minimal cost like the days from Korea to 2008.Then a US conventional or nuclear strike on China will be like amosquito bite.Since then the PLA have embarked on a military upgrade to ensure the US will get a bee/hornet sting if it were to be so naive as to attack China.You never know.
    As Panetta said no one shd have have the illusion of attacking the US with a cost free attitude. It;s the same with the US attacking China.
    Even with the missile shield or encirclement of China wont leave the US unscathed ina war with China.The PLA wont fir the first shot. get a realty check.

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