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Originally posted by LieBuster
So what happens when this credit your running on runs out.
China could produce atomic bombs jast as fast as GM makes cars and more than likly for about the same cost so you realy don't what to give China the Toyota treatment
Originally posted by justwokeup
These submarines are impressive and a good example of flexible thinking. Its not a symbol of a coming conflict though.
The fact that they are there is a threat for China to behave with regards to Taiwan. This threat had been previously supplied with US Carrier air groups.
Recently China has invested in a huge number of coastal cruise and anti-ship missiles . This makes it difficult to just sail a carrier into the taiwan straight and sail up and down looking mean. It has neutralised that threat to an extent.
The deployment of this 'Arsenal Sub' is the countermeasure. It can lurk around for months; or leave. You don't know either way so the threat is maintained regardless.
China will need us so long as there economy is based on exports. Until the day China imports more than they export (become a consumer based economy like many rich western nations) they will need us more than we ever needed them.
Amazon Review :
In The Tao of Spycraft, for the first time anywhere Ralph Sawyer unfolds the long and venerable tradition of spycraft and intelligence work in traditional China, revealing a vast array of theoretical materials and astounding historical developments.
Encompassing extensive translations of relevant portions of theoretical military manuals previously unknown in the West (such as the T'ai-pai Yin-ching, Hu-ling Ching, and Ping-fa Pai-yen), the book spans centuries to trace the development and expansion of agent concepts, insertion and control methods, recruitment, and covert practices such as assassination, subversion, and sexual entrapment and exploitation, going on to explore counter-intelligence and all aspects of military intelligence, including objectives, analysis and interpretation.
But The Tao of Spycraft is more than an examination of military tactics, it also provides a thorough overview of the history of spies in China, emphasizing their early development, ruthless employment, and dramatic success in subverting famous generals, dooming states to extinction, and facilitating the rise of the first imperial dynasty known as the Ch'in.
The cases discussed-particularly those exploiting women and sex-not only became part of China's general mindset over the ages, but coupled with the theoretical writings remain the basis for the study and teaching of contemporary spycraft methods and practices as the PRC trains and aggressively deploys thousands of agents throughout the world, including the United States.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.