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Beware China’s Air Power, Pentagon Report Warns
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  • Anthony

    Remember all that rhetoric about how the mass outsourcing of jobs to China was supposed to make the world more peaceful. The west has made China rich by buying virtually everything we use from a Chinese company, and they, in turn, are using that money to build a first class military to intimidate the other Asian countries and eventually drive the USA out of the region. Nice jobs Wall Street!

    Why didn’t we outsource to South America instead of China?

    • John Stephens

      Ask the people who invested in places like Venezuela and Argentina how well that worked out for them. The Chinese pay their bills.

    • Andrew Allison

      I don’t remember any rhetoric about out-sourcing making the world more peaceful. What I do remember is complaints about job losses, and how the money going to China was being used to finance US government deficit spending. There’s plenty of blame to go around, including the demand by US consumers for ever cheaper goods. FWIW, as noted by TAI recently, China is pricing itself out of the low-cost manufacturing business, which is flowing to SE Asia and Mexico.

  • rheddles

    Must be budget cuts in the air.

    • Andrew Allison

      Exactly! The Pentagon is not a trustworthy source of information on the need for more defense spending.

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