Thursday, May 25, 2006

China Going Deep

Experts are reporting that China is spending in excess of 1 billion dollars a year to beef up it's long-range warfighting ability, specifically aircraft and missiles. While much of China's military is antiquated and, technologically speaking, still on a level with the 1950's, that's expected to change in the next 3-5 years. With their new efforts to improve their air power, China will be an even bigger threat to Taiwan-and Japan-and ready to control all of the air and water in the East China and Phillipine seas. Which, of course, would force us to commit forces in defense of our allies, especially Japan. India is also reportedly investing in its military, and will soon have a very powerful navy, (thanks to purchases from Russia, and they, also, are investing heavily in air and missile power, to the tune of some 95 billion dollars over the next 15 years. Since Russia is providing Indoa with new weapons systems, their neighbors in Pakistan have been countering with new technology and weapons systems from China and France.

New arms race, anyone??

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