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I don’t know about you, but I have found the build-up of China’s military to be quite alarming. To

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further my fears a U.S. Admiral in command of the U.S.S. George Washington strike group in the Pacific admitted to A.P. that he too finds China’s recent purchases of military hardware very questionable too. In the article to A.P. Admiral Donegan stated concerns in China’s use of such a military. The Admiral also did not rule out the possibility that China may be requiring an aircraft carrier. Although his main concern right now is the anti-weapons systems that China is now acquiring. These systems include missiles and submarines that may pose a serious  risk to our armed forces in the region.

With China becoming a growing economic power it should not be a surprise that they would pursue an interest in increasing the power in the region. Annually, it has been reported by the experts in the A.P. that China has been spending 10 percent of the country’s wealth for the past 2 decades for their military. Officials figure that China spends about $71 billion a year on their armed forces, but some experts believe that they spend a lot more than that.

This surely is not a time for the United States to turn a blind eye to what China is doing.  We should not be engaged in a process of disarming our own military or our nuclear deterrent capabilities, but instead growing our military might. Must I remind you that a strong communist threat like China in the region would most likely pose a serious  threat to freedom and democracy in the Asia/Pacific region and our own country.  Some people say that our hands are tied due to all the financial help that we have received from the Chinese. That should not stop us. My fellow Americans if that is the case then we are already doomed, however, I for one do not believe that. We can still stop this; by lowering or getting rid of our capital gains and corporate taxes, stopping our over spending in Washington and at home, and make it more acceptable  for companies to stop sending American manufacturing jobs overseas. Our food, household produces, electronics, and military weapons should be produced mainly in the U.S., not in another country. I am not trying to say that we should become an isolationist country, but we should be producing a lot more for ourselves. A person or country who depends on others to supply them with everything they need is weak and helpless.  I for one do not consider myself nor my country helpless.

References:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h4kq-860fCB0J11y73pGafA7SMTwD9BLD8AG0

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE54363X20090504

http://www.newsmax.com/smith/china_military/2008/01/04/61823.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5878834.ece

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