Here's a new one to add to the list of what China has screwed us over with.
1. Tainted Dog food
2. Lead painted toys
3. Copyright infrigment
4. 59,000 booby trapped computer chips for US Navy War systems
"These were for military use aboard American warships, fighter planes, missile and antimissile systems."
"The chips could have been hacked, able to shut off a missile in the event of war or lie around just waiting to malfunction."
"The problem remains with these “trojan-horse” circuits that can be built into the chip and are almost impossible to detect — especially without the original plans to compare them to."
"Reports the chips weren’t only low-quality fakes, they had been made with a “back-door” and could have been remotely shut down at any time."
Does anyone else think this sounds like someone is getting ready for war?
If you think our 'increasingly interlinked economics' with China would preclude it, well before World War 2 Japans two biggest trading partners were China and the US, Germanys were England and France. Who did they go to war with?
Here is some of the build-up that I've found on-line:
1 An antiship ballistic missile with a projected range of nearly 1,000 miles (IE an Aircraft carrier killer, What navy is the big boy with carriers? Us.)
2 The Chengdu J-20, A stealth fighter on par with our F-22 Raptor whose production was cut from 750 to only 187 planes (The Wall Street Journal reported last year, and U.S. officials recently acknowledged publicly, that the Pentagon's largest weapons program, the Joint Strike Fighter, had been infiltrated.)
3. A program of naval modernization, the PLAN (China's navy) has a plan of developing a blue-water navy. The size and scope of which has not been seen in DECADES (IE the Soviet build up in the early 60's). Including Future Chinese aircraft carriers
Maybe that 'Red Dawn' remake was right.
Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992