Containing the Chinese regime must be the highest foreign policy priority of the US government because it is the greatest threat to the US and the world, both economically and militarily.I may be a blind squirrel. But I found a nut on this one.
Today's Washington Times says that a government report shows that the US intelligence community has repeatedly missed or ignored signs of the Chinese government's aggressive and menacing military build-up.
This is alarming, to say the least. If a preacher in Cincinnati understands that the Chinese government is the major threat to American peace and security today, how is it that our intelligence community missed it?
Among the most haunting passages in the Washington Times article:
"This report conceals the efforts of dissenting analysts [in the intelligence community] who argued that China was a threat," one official said, adding that covering up the failure of intelligence analysts on China would prevent a major reorganization of the system.
A former U.S. official said the report should help expose a "self-selected group" of specialists who fooled the U.S. government on China for 10 years.
"This group's desire to have good relations with China has prevented them from highlighting how little they know and suppressing occasional evidence that China views the United States as its main enemy."