Is there an assumption here that the United States will be stagnant on the development of naval technology for 6 years? Are we forgetting that China has only recently acquired an aircraft carrier that is many years past its prime? And that the United States has things like nuclear submarines that we really know nothing about?
And are we also forgetting that China is an oppressive regime? Facing a rising population? With growing access to technological things like Internet? China is essentially setting themselves for a catastrophe. It may face their government, or their entire population.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
And US flags, don't forget them.
The Pentagon IS taking the threat of China seriously, regardless of what the resident armchair generals have to say.
China's growing military might: top 4 concerns for the Pentagon ...
May 9, 2013 - The US Department of Defense is carefully monitoring the growth of China's military. These four items are currently at the top of their list.
Pentagon Cites Concerns in China Military Growth - NYTimes.com
Aug 16, 2010 - The Pentagon study touches American concerns that China's lack of openness about the growth, capabilities and intentions of its military injects ...
[PDF]Annual Report to Congress - United States Department of Defense
concerns about China's rise. The People's. Liberation Army's (PLA) engagement activities assist its modernization through the acquisition of advanced weapons ...
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