posted on 04/03/2012 6:57:58 PM PDT
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter
After Russia gets all they want from us via the Flex-Pres, I'm sure evrything will be just fine.
posted on 04/03/2012 7:38:41 PM PDT
(Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
“In the mid-2000s, the United States discovered that China was working on a program to develop anti-satellite weapons involving precision-guided missiles capable of hitting satellites in orbit and ground-based lasers that could blind or disrupt satellites in space. (Satellite warfare had been discussed in Chinese military writings as early as 1997, but evidence of actual programs did not surface until around 2006.) Still, many benign-China military analysts sought to play down Chinas technical prowess. But they were embarrassed in January 2007, when China blasted a weather satellite into orbit with a ground-based anti-satellite missile.”
(Note: I believe the phrase “into orbit” in the above paragraph is a typo and should read “in orbit;” indicating the “weather satellite” was a target hit by the “ground-based anti-satellite missile.”)
A long but very interesting and sobering article. Thx ...it was well worth the read! Looks like Newt's concerns about the U.S. losing the race for space were not as far fetched as some would have us believe.
posted on 04/22/2012 12:05:04 PM PDT
(Xin loi minh oi)
Bill Gertz is an excellent reporter.
posted on 04/22/2012 5:44:56 PM PDT
Someone needs to keep a list of these soft on China policy people and watch for them in the Romney camp. If Rice is back it will be bad news.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:54 PM PDT
(First, Do No Harm)
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