China has entered a critical phase in its rapid military expansion — and it is flexing its muscle for the world to see.
China just announced that it has succeeded in landing a J-15 fighter on an aircraft carrier, a milestone most experts didn’t expect the Chinese military to achieve for several years.
Aircraft Carrier At Sea
China's J-15 Jet Fighter
Gordon G. Chang, an expert on Asian geopolitics, tells LIGNET, the global intelligence and forecasting service, that China is becoming desperate as a result of its deteriorating economy and the desire to claim more land.
Chang also believes the “military is starting to break free of civilian control.” He calls this “a very, very troublesome event.”
Is this just the beginning of China’s aggressive attempt to position itself as a global military superpower?
As the Obama administration prepares to announce the replacement for Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, this looms as a critically important question.
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, LIGNET will hold an emergency briefing on the escalating tensions between the United States and China.
Leading the intelligence panel will be former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who recently served as U.S. ambassador to China.
We strongly encourage you to join this urgent LIGNET briefing Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. EST to discover how this new China could have dire consequences for America and inescapable economic ramifications.
If you would like to register to watch this important briefing, you can sign up by clicking here.