Skip to comments.Obama loosens missile technology controls to China
Posted on 10/15/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by Joiseydude
President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development.
"It's as though Commerce's mishandling of missile-tech transfers to China in the 1990s never happened," said Mr. Sokolski, a former Pentagon proliferation specialist. "But it did. As a result, we are now facing much more accurate, reliable missiles from China."
Mr. Sokolski said he expects the U.S. government under the new policy to again boost Chinese military modernization through "whatever renewed 'benign' missile technology" is approved.
"It was foolish for us to do this in the 1990s and is even more dangerous for us to do now," he said.
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I wonder if Hussein did it for money (like Clinton) or if he is an ideologically motivated traitor.
Sec. of Commerce, Gary Locke, a Chinese-American, is a Socialist globalist who will sell what is left of the USA to China.
PS-This won’t make the nightly Alphabets. They support everything Zero does.
He’s a graduate of the Nicholas Berg school of foreign policy.
Just not ours.
IDIOT!!! Al Gore’s bullcrap enabled Russia and China to get back into the game.
Uhm, uhm, uhm...what?
Does he not realize that [God forbid] we’re at the brink of a third world war? Moreover! Does he not realize that China may not necessarily be on our side?!!!
The Year of the Rat and Betrayal by Bill Gertz give more inormation on this. The MSM covered all this up to protect the Democrats.
Jeez, what the hell next?
This Administration is )^(^%$%^$ clueless!
During the 1990's, China violated EVERY SINGLE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY IT SIGNED, including it's own White Papers. It violated the MTCR, the NPT, the CWC, and IAEA safeguards.
Moreover, it transferred this technology to North Korea and Iran, both of which have become a threat to the United States.
What they couldn't buy through the lax Clinton Commerce Department, they STOLE. Bambi is WORSE than Clinton, who signed waivers to allow China access to technology typically prohibited to them.
Here’s the actual beginning of the article: (more at link)
President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department — a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development.
The president issued a little-noticed “presidential determination” Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
Commerce officials say the shift will not cause controls to be loosened in regards to the export of missile and space technology.
Eugene Cottilli, a spokesman for Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, said under new policy the U.S. government will rigorously monitor all sensitive exports to China.
The presidential notice alters a key provision of the 1999 Defense Authorization Act that required that the president notify Congress whether a transfer of missile and space technology to China would harm the U.S. space-launch industry or help China’s missile programs.
The law was passed after a late-1990s scandal involving the U.S. companies Space Systems/Loral and Hughes Electronics Corp.
Both companies improperly shared technology with China and were fined $20 million and $32 million, respectively, by the State Department after a U.S. government investigation concluded that their know-how was used to improve China’s long-range nuclear missiles.
Section 1512 of the 1999 law requires the president to certify to Congress in advance of any missile equipment or technology exports to China that the export will not harm the U.S. space-launch industry and that “missile equipment or technology, including any indirect technical benefit that could be derived from such export, will not measurably improve the missile or space launch capabilities of the People’s Republic of China.”
The new policy appears aimed at increasing U.S.-China space cooperation, which has been limited since the Loral and Hughes case. It follows the Chinese military’s test of an anti-satellite missile that produced potentially dangerous space junk after the missile destroyed a Chinese weather satellite in a January 2007 test.
Bill Clinton was writing checks that Obama can’t cash.
ChiComs probably threatened to start a run on the dollar as his precious Health Care bill is dangling. He probably would have ceded Hawaii to them and put a statue of Mao on the National Mall if he had to.
I think it is a vital part of Zero’s bold surrender policy.
The street thug must've looked at how Beezlebubba and Hildabeast made a fortune and collected campaign contributions from the Red Chinese and decided he could do the same.
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