In unusually candid comments on China’s growing military power, Gen. Carlisle said: “You need only look across the Pacific and see what [China] is doing, not just their air force capability, but their surface-to-air [missile] capability, their ballistic missile capability, their anti-ship ballistic missiles,” and new missiles that can reach U.S. bases in Guam and Japan.
Yeah we can look. Problem is that what DOD and the rest of D.C. propose is a non-answer.
"Adm. Philman said the J-20 rollout is a concern, but with 1,000 test hours on the F-35, the jet is a “far leap ahead from the Chinese fighter that’s flown three times."
Good luck sir.
The F-35 won't be able to fix this. And it isn't just about the J-2x and PAK-FA and surface-to-air threats. If growth technology from the SU-35 gets pumped into the SU-3x series of aircraft and/or SU-35s show up, the F-35 won't be competitive against these threats either.
Then there is the issue of honesty from China. This does not look like a casino.
With that, a more dire threat is the massive amounts of U.S. debt.