Op-Ed: New Congressional Report Shows Obama as “Paper Admiral”
Mark LangfanThe writer, who specializes in security issues, has created an original...
Mr. O’Rourke is the CRS’s finest naval analyst and has published naval research papers for close to 30 years. His latest paper is titled “China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities-Background and Issues for Congress”.
Observers have referred to the Chinese ASCMs and EMP devices as “game-changers.” The CRS Report goes on the describe major advances in Chinese indigenous building of all manner of super-silent submarines, air-craft carriers, frigates, destroyers, and bewildering array of fast-attack craft.
Of particular note, the Chinese appear to have taken capitalism to a “dual-use” military science extreme. The CRS report relates that “China’s newest addition to its military is . . . a 36,000 ton pleasure boat capable of disgorging thousands of troops and hundreds of vehicles held inside its belly.” (Pg. 35).
So, it appears that China is not only building its navy, but also intends to make a money on it.
After reading the CRS Report, one can only conclude that President Obama is like the captain on the Titanic - too busy sipping champagne with Hilary to find time to read the intelligence reports warning him that there are Chinese icebergs ready to blow the US out of the Pacific for good.