Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Hope You Like Chinese Food!
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. - President and C.E.O. - Center for Security Policy stated in testimony: We should be under no illusions, though. As long as China’s Communist Party continues to exercise dictatorial control over the country and its resources – not least, the immense wealth being accumulated as a result of America’s record trade deficits – the PRC will be pursuing various means of advancing its strategy at our expense. Those will include, among other initiatives, the following:
- Further efforts to purchase or otherwise acquire (including, where possible, by theft) strategic energy resources, minerals, materials and technologies;
- Rapidly accelerating and increasingly offensively-oriented military modernization efforts, including a focus on techniques given the name “Assassin’s Mace” evidently intended to defeat decisively the U.S. military. (In this connection, I would urge this Commission to receive a briefing from one of your counterpart panels that reported last year on the possibility such a “catastrophic” attack against our country might be carried out by ballistic missile-delivered electro-magnetic pulse weapons);
- Expanded attempts to obtain access to and, ultimately, control over strategic choke points around the world; and
- Money-enabled influence operations in pivotal regions from Africa, Siberia, the Middle East, Central Asia and Latin America to here in the United States itself (the last not least in the form of the purchase of vast quantities of U.S. government debt instruments).
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