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This either bothers you or it doesn’t. From Yahoo News:
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.
While Beijing insists its space program is for peaceful purposes, a Pentagon report last year highlighted China’s increasing space capabilities and said Beijing was pursuing a variety of activities aimed at preventing its adversaries from using space-based assets during a crisis…
A detailed analysis of satellite imagery published in March provided additional evidence that a Chinese rocket launch in May 2013, billed as a research mission, was actually a test of a new anti-satellite weapon.
I really haven’t decided what I think about a stronger China, but I know what I think about a weaker United States. Connecting the dots isn’t always a smart thing to do, but when you connect a surging Chinese military power with a declining American defense capacity, connect them both to a decades-long stagnation of middle class wages and American manufacturing jobs headed overseas (mostly to China), the resulting picture is bleak.
Unless we do something.