Top U.S. Officials Warn China Is About to Surpass America’s Military Power
China’s growing military muscle is becoming more obvious
Top U.S. military officials are now warning that Communist China's military capabilities are about to overtake the United States and Russia.
The Associated Press reported:
“China’s growing military muscle and its drive to end American predominance in the Asia-Pacific are rattling the U.S. defense establishment."
"American officials see trouble quickly accumulating on multiple fronts — Beijing’s expanding nuclear arsenal, its advances in space, cyber and missile technologies, and threats to Taiwan."
“For now, officials marvel at how Beijing is marshaling the resources, technology, and political will to make rapid gains — so rapid that the Biden administration is attempting to reorient all aspects of U.S. foreign and defense policy."
Neon Nettle reported last month:
China's Communist regime launched a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile to circle the planet in low orbit, leaving U.S. intelligence officials stunned by the technology.
China secretly tested the missile, which orbited the globe before returning to Earth to strike its target.
The test has sent shockwaves with military officials around the world as the technological development would overcome U.S. anti-ballistic missile systems.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed the threat during an interview with Bloomberg News when asked about who he believes is the greatest military threat.
“I think it’s China," Milley stated.
“And I’ve said that publicly many times,” Milley said.
“I think, as we look to the future, and I think we are living in a historical epic, actually, where we’re seeing the rise of a country that is unlike something we’ve seen probably ever before.
"And it’s one of the great historical pivot points, I think, that we’ve ever witnessed, which is the rise of China.
"And from the reforms of 1979 and Deng Xiaoping, up till today, which is I guess, that’s what 41-42 years or so, four decades, they’ve had an incredible economic run and with that, they’ve developed a military that’s really significant."
"As we go forward over the next 10, 20, 25 years, there’s no question in my mind that the biggest geostrategic challenge to the United States is going to be China, that that I have no doubt at all."
"Russia is important, not unimportant at all.
"Russia has very significant military capabilities.
"North Korea, Iran is still there.
"Terrorists are going to be around for quite a while.
"But I think China is clearly the most significant geostrategic threat we face.”
Regarding the hypersonic missile launch, Milley said it was "a very significant event of a test of a hypersonic weapon system.”
“And it is very concerning; I think I saw in some of the newspapers, they, they use the term ‘Sputnik moment.’ I don’t know if it’s quite a Sputnik moment, but I think it’s very close to that,” Milley continued.
“So it’s a very significant technological event that occurred or test that occurred by the Chinese.
"And it has all of our attention, and we’re paying– but that’s just one.
"That’s just one weapon system."
"The Chinese military capabilities are much greater than that.
"They’re expanding rapidly in space, in cyber, and then in the traditional domains of land, sea, and air.
"And they have gone from a peasant-based infantry army that was very, very large in 1979 to a very capable military that covers all the domains and has global ambitions. So China is very significant on our horizon.”
Last week, Four-star General John E. Hyten said China’s military progression was “stunning,” and America must take action.
“Calling China a pacing threat is a useful term because the pace at which China is moving is stunning,” Hyten said on Thursday.
“The pace they’re moving and the trajectory they’re on will surpass Russia and the United States if we don’t do something to change it.
"It will happen. So I think we have to do something.”
“It’s not just the United States but the United States and our allies because that’s the thing that really changes the game,” Hyten added.
“If it’s the United States only, it’s going to be problematic in five years.
"But if it’s the United States and our allies, I think we can be good for a while.”