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When the Justice Department began a grand jury probe of this apparent illegal transfer, President Clinton quickly reclassified the technology and approved its transfer, effectively undermining the Justice Department's case against Loral.
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, April 4) -- A controversial former Democratic Party fund-raiser has told federal investigators that China's chief of military intelligence funneled $300,000 through him to back President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, CNN has confirmed.
Johnny Chung has told investigators that Gen. Ji Shengde ordered the money transferred to Chung's bank account with the specific objective of helping Clinton's campaign, according to sources familiar with his testimony.
China’s new high-speed maneuvering warhead is a “great concern” because it appears designed for use with both nuclear and conventional Chinese military forces, a Pentagon intelligence official said Thursday.
Combined with medium-range ballistic missiles “hypersonic vehicles of any kind—whether they’re glide vehicles or cruise missiles—are extremely difficult to defend against because just the time is so compressed between initial detection, being able to get a track, being able to get a fire control solution,” Fuell said.
The ultra high speeds make the maneuvering missiles difficult to counter with missile defense interceptors, he added.
“Following on Undersecretary of Defense Frank Kendall’s stark warning on Monday that China could overtake U.S. military technology in five years, both the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center have provided their most detailed assessments of China’s rapidly improving naval and air power,” he said.
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That is a factor. Yet, you omit that every one of those little trinkets were developed-brother! does that cost-in the U.S..
The U.S. has taken out satellites in orbit from surface, sea-launched missiles, they've intercepted ICBMs in flight-much tougher than a ballistic missile inbound to a carrier, even hit an asteroid with two missiles...tougher still.
Do you really think we can't do the same or better than a country that has never matched, never mind beat U.S. Technology?
Russia and China both has "slip-streamed" via reverse engineering, hacking and out right gifts to them...Yawn.
Last year the supreme commander of the Chinese military was taken on a "tour" of very top secret U.S. military facilities and shown-for some reason-some of our capabilities that you and me will never see. In a interview he stated that China could not match U.S. technology. I'd say he looked a bit pale but I didn't see a "before" picture of him. LOL.
It'll be a good while before China will match the U.S....if ever.
The one thing the US can do right now is to project force at long range via its carrier task groups.
Those days are over and this is the problem for the US.
Send in a carrier task force and by Hyper Sonic Missiles or by Subs, you can kiss them goodbye.
Force Projection becomes more and more difficult.
The biggest navy = the biggest target group. China knows this which is why she concentrates on Defense.