Most Americans assume that the U.S. military is so vastly
superior to everyone else that no other nation would ever dream of
fighting a full-scale war against us. Unfortunately, that assumption
is dead wrong. In recent years, the once mammoth technological gap
between the U.S. military and the Chinese military has been closing at a
frightening pace. China has been accomplishing this by brazenly
stealing our technology and hacking into our computer systems. The
Pentagon and the Obama administration know all about this, but they don’t
do anything about it. Perhaps the fact that China owns about a
trillion dollars of our national debt has something to do with that.
In any event, today China has the largest military in the world and the
second largest military budget in the world. They have stolen plans
for our most advanced jets, helicopters, ships and missile systems.
It is estimated that stealing our technology has saved China about 25
years of research and development. In addition, China is rapidly
developing a new generation of strategic weapons that could potentially
enable it to actually win a future war against the United States. At
one time such a notion would have been unthinkable, but as you will see
below, the next war with China could go very badly for the United
Post is reporting on a confidential report that was prepared for the
Pentagon, and what this report says about the extent of Chinese cyber
espionage is absolutely startling. Will China know ALL of our
secrets at some point? The following is a brief excerpt from the
Washington Post article about the theft of our military technology by
China. It turns out that Chinese hackers have gotten their hands on
plans for almost all of the new cutting edge weapons systems that we have
Some of the weapons form the backbone of the Pentagon’s regional
missile defense for Asia, Europe and the Persian Gulf. The designs
included those for the advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3;
an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis
ballistic-missile defense system.
Also identified in the report are vital combat aircraft and ships,
including the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk
helicopter and the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship, which is designed to
patrol waters close to shore.
Also on the list is the most expensive weapons system ever built —
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is on track to cost about $1.4
One military expert that the Washington Post showed the report to was
“That’s staggering,” said Mark Stokes, executive director of the
Project 2049 Institute, a think tank that focuses on Asia security
issues. “These are all very critical weapons systems, critical to our
national security. When I hear this in totality, it’s breathtaking.”
The experts said the cybertheft creates three major problems. First,
access to advanced U.S. designs gives China an immediate operational
edge that could be exploited in a conflict. Second, it accelerates
China’s acquisition of advanced military technology and saves billions
in development costs. And third, the U.S. designs can be used to benefit
China’s own defense industry. There are long-standing suspicions that
China’s theft of designs for the F-35 fighter allowed Beijing to develop
its version much faster.
But it isn’t just hackers that the U.S. military needs to be concerned
The truth is that the Chinese are stealing secrets from us any way that
For example, the Chinese use attractive young women to seduce our
defense contractors. In fact, as the
Washington Times recently reported, one 59-year-old American man was
recently charged with passing very sensitive secrets to a 27-year-old
Chinese “honeypot” that he was seeing…
A U.S. defense contractor who works in intelligence at the military’s
Command in Hawaii has been charged with passing classified national
security information to a 27-year-old Chinese woman he was dating.
Pierce Bishop, 59, is accused of sending the woman an email in May
with information on Pacom’s war plans, nuclear weapons and U.S.
relations with international partners, according to the complaint filed
in U.S. District Court in Honolulu and unsealed Monday.
The complaint goes on to allege that Mr.
Bishop told the woman over the telephone in September about the
deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons and about the ability of the U.S. to
detect other nations’ short- and medium-range ballistic
Another way that China is gaining a strategic advantage over the U.S.
is by getting the U.S. military to become increasingly dependent upon
them. According to Forbes,
now the U.S. military is even leasing a Chinese satellite for
American dependence on China grows by the day. The latest news
is that the United States has been reduced to leasing a Chinese
satellite to handle communications with U.S. military bases in Africa.
Surprising, isn’t it? The nation that launched the world’s first
communications satellite (I remember it well – it was called Telstar)
has so lost its manufacturing mojo that it has to rely on its most
formidable military adversary to provide the hardware for some of its
most sensitive communications. This at a time when underlying
unemployment rates among U.S. manufacturing workers remain at
Isn’t that crazy?
And a recent Senate report discovered that many of our most advanced
weapons systems are
absolutely riddled with counterfeit Chinese parts…
A recent Senate report, titled Inquiry
Into Counterfeit Electronic Parts In The Department Of Defense Supply
Chain, “uncovered overwhelming evidence of large numbers of
counterfeit parts making their way into critical defense systems.”
The investigation found 1,800 cases of counterfeit
electronic parts involving over one million suspect
parts in 2009-10 alone, thereby exposing “a defense supply
chain that relies on hundreds of unveiled independent distributors to
supply electronic parts for some of our most sensitive systems.”
The report concluded,
among other things, that China is the “dominant source” of
counterfeit products that enter the DoD supply
chain, that the Chinese government does little to stop it and
that the DoD doesn’t know the “scope and impact” of these parts on
critical defense systems.
Who in the world would be stupid enough to allow one of their greatest
strategic enemies to supply large numbers of parts for key weapons
Apparently we are that stupid.
Things are particularly bad when it comes to
Senator John McCain commented: “We can’t tolerate the risk of a
ballistic missile interceptor failing to hit its target, a helicopter
pilot unable to fire his missiles, or any other mission failure because
of a counterfeit part.” Calling the issue “a ticking time bomb,” Brian
Toohey, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, commented:
“The catastrophic failure risk inherently found in counterfeit
semiconductors places our citizens and military personnel in
It would be bad enough if we just had to worry about counterfeit parts
failing. But what if China has a way to shut some of those parts
down in the event of a conflict? What if some of those parts contain
“Trojan Horse” computer chips or malware?
That may sound crazy, but unfortunately Trojan Horse chips can be
extremely difficult to detect. The following is from a
As the Defense Science Board pointed out, Trojan Horse circuitry is
almost impossible to detect even with the most rigorous analysis. This
is particularly so if a saboteur can accomplish matching subversions in
both software and relevant hardware.
And as I mentioned above, China is rapidly developing a vast array of
new strategic weapons which may enable it to actually win the next war
with the United States.
For example, China has been developing a
new generation of inter-continental and submarine-launched nuclear
missiles are of particular concern…
The Ju Lang-2 intercontinental missile is the second generation of
Chinese submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
It’s a closely held secret, and details are sketchy. If it lives up
to what public military intelligence says it is, it’s a huge get for
China, especially with their new sub fleet.
The missile is believed to have a range of 8,000 km, and can carry
conventional or nuclear warheads.
Do you remember a few years ago when a Chinese sub fired a missile from just off the west coast of
the United States?
We didn’t know that the sub was there. If that missile had been
fired at Los Angeles it would have been destroyed long before we could
have ever responded.
And don’t think that a first strike by either China or Russia is
inconceivable. As I have written about previously, the U.S.
strategic nuclear arsenal has already been reduced by
about 95 percent, and Obama seems absolutely determined to whittle it
down even more. In fact, there has been talk that the Obama
administration ultimately wants to reduce our arsenal down to
just 300 warheads. If Russia or China knows exactly where those
warheads are, it would be very easy to take them out in less than 10
minutes with a submarine-based first strike.
And China has also reportedly been developing very sophisticated EMP
weapons. The following is from a WND
In 2011, it was first revealed that China was developing EMP weapons
to be used against U.S. aircraft carriers in any future conflict,
especially over Taiwan, according to a 2005 National Ground Intelligence
That center study said the Chinese were developing a family, or
“assassin’s mace” of EMP and high-powered microwave, or HPM, weapons to
be used by a technologically inferior force such as China’s, against
U.S. military forces.
The once secret but now declassified study pointed out that the
Chinese could detonate an EMP weapon some 30 to 40 kilometers over
Taiwan or – by inference – a U.S. carrier strike group – and destroy the
electronics capability on which U.S. network-centric strategy
But an EMP weapon does not have to be a high-altitude weapon that
affects a large area. Smaller scale EMP weapons could take out a
wave of fighter jets or a carrier fleet.
In a future conflict with China, we could see U.S. planes falling out
of the sky or great naval vessels sitting dead in the water after being
hit with EMP blasts.
But isn’t China our friend?
That is what most Americans and most American politicians seem to
believe. They seem to think that China is our “buddy” and “trading
partner” and that we will never have a military conflict with China.
But that is NOT how the Chinese see things.
The Chinese regard the United States as their greatest strategic threat
and as an enemy that needs to be vanquished.
That is why they are constantly spying on us, hacking into our
computers and stealing our technology.
That is why they are feverishly building up their military and
preparing for a future war with America.
So what do you think?
Do you believe that war with China is in our future?
If so, do you think that we will win?
Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…