TOP EXPERTS WARN THAT CHINA IS PREPARING FOR CONFLICT,
RECOMMEND THAT AMERICA MUST DO THE SAME
(Washington, DC): Ever since Richard Nixon opened relations with Communist China, Chinese intentions have been a matter of incessant and often fevered speculation in this country. In particular, national security and regional experts, non-governmental organizations and office-holders alike have endlessly debated whether the People's Republic of China could be brought into a U.S.-dominated international order and world economy in a manner consistent with American interests.
We now know the answer this this question. Veteran national security journalist Bill Gertz, in a 13 May 2016 Washington Free Beacon article, described a new Pentagon report that concluded China's military underwent a major restructuring last year. What is particularly alarming was the report's conclusion that the purpose of that Chinese reorganization is to prepare for war. According to Mr. Gertz, it is meant to enable the PRC to execute updated strategies to conduct regional and cyber warfare, to seize control of the South China Sea, to dominate space and to expand the Chinese military's capability to operate far from Chinese territory.
In addition to Bill Gertz, the other contributors to Warning Order are: Gordon Chang, Dean Cheng, Fred Fleitz, Kevin Freeman, Admiral Ace Lyons, Dr. Peter Navarro, Lindsey Neas and Senator JimTalent. Center President Frank Gaffney provides a foreword. The authors' clear-eyed and well-documented assessments, that draw upon their various perspectives and fields of expertise, expose a reality that can no longer be safely ignored: China is putting itself in a position to engage in conflict with the United States across a broad front and potentially with decisively devastating results. This prospect has been exacerbated by huge defense budget and force structure cuts under the Obama administration.