Our friends, the Chinese

I'm not in favor of making an enemy of China. We don't need to do that to manage what has become a very competitive relationship - especially in the Far East where we are facing off against their ally in North Korea and competing for influence with the emerging economies of Asia. But the news that Chinese hackers have compromised some of our most advanced weapons systems should open the eyes of some very influential people in Washington who think that just because the Chinese hold a lot of our debt, we can't rock the boat. Washington Post: Designs for many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry. Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential...(Read Full Post)