Clinton Security Failures Haunt US
China’s build-up of sea and air military power funded by a strong economy appears aimed at the United States said the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“They are developing capabilities that are very maritime focused, maritime and air focused, and in many ways, very much focused on us,” Admiral Michael Mullen told a conference of the Navy League. “They seem very focused on the United States Navy and our bases that are in that part of the world.”
China in March unveiled its official military budget for 2009 of $70.24 billion, the latest in nearly two decades of double-digit rises in declared defense spending.
Mullen acknowledged that “every country in the world has got a right to develop their military as they see fit to provide for their own security.”
But he said the build-up propelled by fast economic growth required the United States and allies or partners like South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand to work together to “figure out a way to work with (China)” to avoid miscalculations.
You may remember the extraordinary help in the form of military secrets the Clinton Administration gave the Chinese in exchange for campaign contributions during his reign as tourist president. When Clinton supplied China our advanced military technology, he literally cut decades off the time it would take the Chinese to develop similar weapon systems.
Now those chickens are coming home to blow up the hen house – Thanks Bill.