A New Chinese Weapon is Displayed
As reported in the Washington Free Beacon, the Chinese have allowed the world to see a new weapon that may make aircraft carriers obsolete:
“China’s display of military hardware in Beijing showcased several new weapons systems built as part of the People’s Liberation Army military buildup, including a new intermediate-range missile capable of attacking U.S. forces on Guam.
The DF-26 ballistic missile was revealed to the public for the first time during a parade through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square marking the end of World War II.
The Washington Free Beacon first reported last year that the DF-26C had been deployed. Its range is estimated to be at least 2,200 miles—enough to hit targets at the major U.S. military hub on the island of Guam.
The DF-26 is one reason the U.S. military has deployed its newest ground-based anti-missile system, the Theater High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, to Guam.
The parade appeared to be the latest step in Beijing’s anti-Japan propaganda program, which has sought to portray Tokyo as reverting to World War II militarism.
In addition to elements of China’s missile force, the parade involved 12,000 troops, tanks, and scores of trucks and launchers carrying missiles, and appeared similar to past military reviews that were a feature of rule under the personality cult of Mao Zedong.
The DF-21D also was displayed during the parade. It is considered a threat to U.S. aircraft carriers because the U.S. Navy has limited defenses against the high-speed maneuvering missile, which is accurate enough to strike a large ship at sea. “
China Builds Man-Made Islands for Military Bases in the South China Sea
|This photo courtesy of the WSJ.|
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chinese have picked up an aggressive tone toward Japan in addition to starting to build potential bases across the South China Sea:
“China’s rapid effort to build artificial islands in the South China Sea is far more than a diplomatic challenge. For China’s neighbors and the United States, it could soon become a serious military problem as well.
Although the Chinese government has maintained that its outposts will be used mainly for non-military purposes, U.S. officials have indicated otherwise. The head of U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris, has argued that China’s ‘Great Wall of Sand’ could support fighter aircraft, surveillance systems and electronic warfare capabilities.”
Chinese Hackers Took US Government Employee Data in June 2015
Least we forget, Chinese hackers perused through the employee records of the US government five (all Obama-administration years) before they were discovered. As reported in the New York Times:
“For more than five years, American intelligence agencies followed several groups of Chinese hackers who were systematically draining information from defense contractors, energy firms and electronics makers, their targets shifting to fit Beijing’s latest economic priorities.
But last summer, officials lost the trail as some of the hackers changed focus again, burrowing deep into United States government computer systems that contain vast troves of personnel data, according to American officials briefed on a federal investigation into the attack and private security experts.
Undetected for nearly a year, the Chinese intruders executed a sophisticated attack that gave them ‘administrator privileges’ into the computer networks at the Office of Personnel Management, mimicking the credentials of people who run the agency’s systems, two senior administration officials said. The hackers began siphoning out a rush of data after constructing what amounted to an electronic pipeline that led back to China, investigators told Congress last week in classified briefings.
Much of the personnel data had been stored in the lightly protected systems of the Department of the Interior, because it had cheap, available space for digital data storage. The hackers’ ultimate target: the one million or so federal employees and contractors who have filled out a form known as SF-86, which is stored in a different computer bank and details personal, financial and medical histories for anyone seeking a security clearance.
‘This was classic espionage, just on a scale we’ve never seen before from a traditional adversary,’ one senior administration official said. ‘And it’s not a satisfactory answer to say, ‘We found it and stopped it,’ when we should have seen it coming years ago.’
The administration is urgently working to determine what other agencies are storing similarly sensitive information with weak protections. Officials would not identify their top concerns, but an audit issued early last year, before the Chinese attacks, harshly criticized lax security at the Internal Revenue Service, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Energy Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission — and the Department of Homeland Security, which has responsibility for securing the nation’s critical networks.”
Why Mention This?
I only mention this due to the fact that because Obama has:
- Scheduled our armed forces for downgrade
- Done much to eliminate the effect of Christian chaplains
- Ordered the armed forces to accept transgenders and his other favored groups
The Word Says
God loves sinners. That includes all of us.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NASB)
Although God loves us, he will not allow us to rebel forever.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians 6:7 NASB)