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Friday, January 21, 2011

Taiwan, the PRC, and the J-20


This Asia Times article gives some insight as to reaction in Taiwan to the recent debut of the PRC's stealth aircraft.

Ed Rasimus, from his long-time combat pilot's perspective, urges prudent skepticism.

The excellent naval blog Information Dissemination links to this transcript of a January 5, 2011 interview with US VADM David J. Dorsett, Deputy CNO for Information Dominance, on the J-20 and various other aspects of the PRC's growing military capabilities.

And don't miss this 100,000' overview from financial eminence grise Richard Russell.

Interesting times.

3 Comments:

Blogger Arctic Patriot said...

I read somewhere recently that in 2-3 years, if the present course is maintained, the interest alone on the US debt to China will fully fund China's military.

I wish I could remember the source...

Aren't we proud of the new toys we've given China?

I sure hope all those wasteful "job creation" programs, funded with debt, were worth it.

I sure hope the banks that were bailed out with debt appreciate it.

I hope my great grandkids don't spit on my grave too often...I hope they can forgive me for allowing this to continue.

Assuming they're not Chinese citizens by then.

January 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy the Saint said...

Like as not, the Chinese fighter isn't all that great. The MiG-25 was supposed to be unbeatable; it wasn't. The MiG-29 was supposed be clear the skies of F-15s and 16s. It couldn't.

Granted, US pilots never faced Russian ones, but the outcome probably wouldn't have been vastly different even if they had.

January 21, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the US economy gets regulated enough, then a takeover by China imposing a 55 hour work week with no slacking to pay T-bill interest (forever), but giving good food and clean housing, looks like a liberation.

There has to be a "US green card is an anchor baby to get Chinese citizenship" joke in there somewhere.

January 22, 2011 at 1:50 AM  

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