The Red Threat
From attacking our cyber information infrastructure,
People's Liberation Army writings in recent years have called for the use of all means necessary, including -or particularly- information warfare, to support or advance their nation's interests.[`DoD's efforts to stave off nation-state cyberattacks begin with China <http://www.gcn.com/print/25_25/41716-1.html>`_]
and spies stealing F-16 engines and other sensitive military tech,
On a hot Florida day late in 2005, Ko-Suen "Bill" Moo was preparing for the endgame of a covert operation he'd been orchestrating for nearly two years... The cargo was costing him nearly $4 million, but it was worth it. He would clear $1 million in profit once he made the delivery to his clients, senior officials in the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
Moo's package was an F110-GE-129 afterburning turbofan engine, built by General Electric to power America's latest F-16 fighter jet to speeds greater than Mach 2 (1500 mph).
...58-year-old Moo told the arms dealers who had arranged the purchase that he would soon be looking for additional engines--or even an entire F-16. But what the Chinese army wanted most of all was an AGM-129A, the U.S. Air Force's air-launched strategic nuclear-capable cruise missile. The stealth weapon, which flies at 800 miles per hour, can deliver a 150-kiloton W80 warhead to a target 1800 miles away. [`How China Steals U.S. Military Secrets <http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/3319656.html>`_]
to now blinding U.S. satellites,
China has fired high-power lasers at U.S. spy satellites flying over its territory in what experts see as a test of Chinese ability to blind the spacecraft, according to sources.
Pentagon officials, however, have kept quiet regarding China's efforts as part of a Bush administration policy to keep from angering Beijing, which is a leading U.S. trading partner and seen as key to dealing with onerous states like North Korea and Iran. [`China Attempts to Blind U.S. Satellites with Laser <http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2121111&C=america>`_]
how far will America let China go before taking action? Does China even have the right? According to treaty, a nation does not own the space above their territory. God forbid they get testy one day and shoot one down, it'd be 1962 all over again!blog comments powered by Disqus