U.S. annual China military power report will be confidential deleted contents of anti-ship missiles DF21
anti-ship missile attack U.S. aircraft carrier battle group to imagine Figure
LONDON April 16 news: U.S. Washington Times 15 reported so far, the Pentagon report on Chinese military power released time has been delayed for nearly two months. In response, U.S. defense officials said the White House is blocking the release of the report. According to these officials, the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) against the public about China’s military build-decade details, including the White House that has a “pungent” in China’s strategic and conventional missiles, warplanes, warships and other high-tech weapons development situation.
On the contrary, the National Security Council insisted that the annual “China military power report”, adding highlights the U.S. military “cooperation” of the language. In this regard, the defense officials said the report in the military look good for Sino-US military cooperation, this behavior is tantamount to hard sell. Over the past two years, China has twice interrupted with the United States cut off military contacts, for the first time in October 2008, the second is in the beginning of this year, as opposed to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. They claimed: “Last year, the National Defense Authorization Act includes a very interesting change, and this change must be provided for the Pentagon’s military, including the contents of the report, based on this, the report is still being modified.”
reported that over the years, the Chinese government submitted to Congress on U.S. military report made diplomatic protests, complaining that they unfairly described as the development of China’s military allies of the United States and its interests threatened. In response, Obama is currently a large number of details of the report from the military to remove, such as the Chinese DF-21 anti-aircraft, anti-ship ballistic missile testing details secret.
However, these new developments in Chinese military power will be written in the confidential version of the military report. In this regard, the defense official said that the final report to a public version of the military, will be a diluted, more diplomatic of the review report.
reported that more U.S. military report version of the alternative approach to deal with China’s part, but also proved that Beijing and its army to obliterate the past few years, the report, or at least force the U.S. to modify the report efforts.
reported that the National Defense Authorization Act’s new provisions require in the future to include China Military Power Report, “Sino-US contacts in security matters and cooperation,” the data. To play down Beijing’s military capabilities, but also by removing all of these terms on China’s “grand strategy” and “preemptive strike” contents of the plan to weaken China’s military power report.
these changes with effect from 2008 a known “Sanya Initiative” (Sanya Initiative) coincides with the U.S. lobbying group. The group from China before the chief of staff, retired Admiral Xiong leadership, and includes a retired U.S. military officers constituted by the group.
“Sanya initiative” in its 2008 report that the tourist resort of Sanya in China after the meeting, “U.S. general” has asked the Pentagon agreed to delay the military report released that year, and to avoid “exaggerated” China’s military construction. Xiong is currently a government think tank will be in charge. U.S. leaders is the retired former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Admiral Bill Owens, he and the Chinese have extensive business contacts.
International Assessment and Strategy Center, said Richard Fisher, military analysts, China’s military to seek greater “transparency”, the weakening of the annual China military power report will undermine the credibility of the Pentagon .
He said: “We always said according to the annual report of the United States to force China to enhance military transparency standards determination. Democracy to survive, you need a lot of facts, particularly with regard to our opponents. … If the report disappointed the Congress, it should be rewritten. “Pentagon spokeswoman said that the current annual report on Chinese military power, the issue is” coordination “in the. The White House spokesman had no comment this is. (Spring)