Friday, August 6, 2010

The Pentagon Stirs Up Trouble in Asia

I interpret the long string of hornet's nest-poking over the last few months as push back by the Pentagon over any proposed War Department cuts. Consider the proposed naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, the real ones on the flip side of the Korean Peninsula, and Hillary Clinton's ambush at ASEAN over the South China Sea.

If we truly have a scary arch-enemy in China that needs to be corralled, then it's time to beef up on some new weaponry, right ? As Fox News suggests:

"The emerging Chinese anti-ship missile capability, and in particular the DF 21D, represents the first post-Cold War capability that is both potentially capable of stopping our naval power projection -- and deliberately designed for that purpose," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the nonpartisan, Washington-based Center for a New American Security....

Should the U.S. adjust its investment from air to sea, and boost research and spending in submarines? And do pinpoint accurate missiles alter the military's strategy, since formerly safe bases in the area are equal targets?(1)

So, the Pentagon sunk trillions of dollars into aircraft carriers that sit on the water like half-witted ducks, at least as compared to technology that will exist in the not-to-distant future. Time to build new and better weapons and ships, enough to obliterate human life twenty times over.

1'Chinese 'Carrier-Killer' Missile Could Reshape Sea Combat' - Fox News

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