Theodore's World: China Targets U.S. Troops with Arms Buildup

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August 18, 2010

China Targets U.S. Troops with Arms Buildup

China targets U.S. troops with arms buildup

Pentagon cites 'anti-access' missiles in report

Washington Times

China is aggressively building up military forces capable of striking U.S. forces in the western Pacific and elsewhere as part of what the Pentagon calls an array of high-tech "anti-access" missiles, submarines and warplanes in its latest annual report.

The report to Congress on China's military power, released Monday, also warned that China's military is extending its global military reach beyond a weapons buildup to wage regional war with Taiwan and the United States. The report also questioned U.S.-China military exchanges, noting that Beijing is using the visits and meetings for political influence operations and intelligence gathering.

"China is fielding an array of conventionally armed ballistic missiles, ground- and air-launched land-attack cruise missiles, special operations forces, and cyberwarfare capabilities to hold targets at risk throughout the region," the report said.
Release of the assessment comes amid reports that China has surpassed Japan as the world's second largest economy in terms of gross domestic product, highlighting Beijing's expanding global power.

Japan's nominal GDP, which isn't adjusted for price and seasonal variations, was worth almost $1.29 trillion in the April-to-June quarter compared with almost $1.34 trillion for China, the Associated Press reported. The figures are converted into dollars based on an average exchange rate for the quarter.

The 74-page Pentagon report highlighted numerous military developments by China's 125-million-troop army, including the first mention of a new multiple-warhead, long-range road-mobile missile, and details on China's plan to field aircraft carriers.

The report for the first time highlighted the growth of Chinese anti-access and area-denial weapons, notably Beijing's building and testing of a unique anti-ship ballistic missile that can hit ships at sea with pinpoint accuracy up to 1,000 miles from China's coasts.

The goal of these forces is to have forces that can attack U.S. ships should they be called on to defend Taiwan in a future conflict with China.

"China is pursuing a variety of air, sea, undersea, space and counterspace, and information warfare systems and operational concepts to achieve this capability, moving toward an array of overlapping, multilayered offensive capabilities extending from China's coast into the western Pacific," the report said of the anti-access arms.

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Wild Thing's comment........

What is ithe deal with the Whitewalls! Maybe those are parade vehicles.

A person would have to have been blind 20 years ago not to see this or something like it happening and now we have a America hater and chief to perpetuate it into being .

Bill Clinton and his Chinagate and now we have obama -"Let me make this clear".

Oh and according to Bill O’Reilly Communists pose no threat to us.

This regime in Washington is INTENTIONALLY pulling whatever punches it so feebly exerts to begin with, apologizing and disarming this country in the process. Vacuums invite something, or somebody, to fill what has become a void of leadership. I sure hope we take back that leadership in the world and keep our military might the strongest of all.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Posted by Wild Thing at August 18, 2010 04:48 AM


I saw that last night, Yeah Red China is no threat, where does he get such accurate information, what a putz.

I can't figure this one out. First, we owe them a bundle and a shooting war would be the quickest way to not collecting all that money.

So I don't think that's it, they want Taiwan but again would they risk an all out war for it or are they testing obama's 'Grit' to see if he has any.

This may be all about Taiwan.

Posted by: Mark at August 18, 2010 03:21 PM

"Oh and according to Bill O’Reilly Communists pose no threat to us."

I'm pretty tired of O'Reilly. I only watch because not much else on, wish Laura Ingraham would take over the show.

Posted by: Bob A at August 18, 2010 07:36 PM

Bill and the others do not want say it but the war is most likely to be started by the debtor communist. Pwople who owe money have started wars rather than pay debts hundreds of times througn history.
Add the numbers of times that leaders on shaky ground have started external wars to unify their leadership and you can see why China is afraid tha US State Department will start a war. Can you think of anything else to save Obama?

Posted by: Avitar at August 18, 2010 10:26 PM

I agree with your comments about Bill O'Reilly. He really grates me and I try not to watch his show, good thing for youtube so I can just use little clips if necessary.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 19, 2010 03:44 AM