Blinded by Beijing — Congressional report highlights U.S. intelligence failures regarding China military buildup

One has to wonder how the intelligence community can continue “missing” key developments in China when past actions such as the Clintons selling over 600 super-computers during the 90’s tenure through the commerce department is open source information.

New Chinese military developments that caught the United States off guard included new attack submarines, an anti-satellite missile system, aircraft carrier-killing missiles, and a new stealth jet.

“A decade on, it is now clear that much of the conventional wisdom about China dating from the turn of the century has proven to be dramatically wrong,” says the staff report by the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional group.

“These predictive errors carry with them serious geopolitical consequences,” said the report, made public April 5. “To avoid being similarly caught off-guard in 2022, U.S. analysts should carefully reexamine many of their widely-held assumptions about the Chinese government and its policy goals.”

The report examined what it termed the “surprise” military developments and whether they showed “a pattern of underestimating the speed and depth of Chinese military development.

Full article: Blinded by Beijing — Congressional report highlights U.S. intelligence failures regarding China military buildup (Washington Free Beacon)

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