The report, which said “the military significance of China’s move into unmanned systems is alarming,” …
“Mr. Schiffer said that no single development led him to describe China’s arms buildup as ‘potentially destabilizing,’ although Pentagon officials had increasingly said they were concerned about China’s military intentions in the Pacific,” Elisabeth wrote. “Instead, he said, he used the phrase because of China’s lack of transparency and its trends in military prowess.”
That prowess would seem to include drones.
“The scope and speed of unmanned-aircraft development in China is a wake-up call that has both industrial and military implications,” said the report by the Defense Science Board. “U.S. exports of unmanned systems are highly constrained. China, with no such constraints, has made U.A.V.s a new focus of military exports.”
The analysis recommended that U.S. military planners and the Defense Intelligence Agency should “aggressively” incorporate drones and drone warfare into their war games, simulations and exercises.
If you look at how money and power is shifting from the West to East, and acknowledge that the East is led by a China that does NOT respect the rights of individuals, then you must understand that trouble lies ahead. The decline of an empire – the US – is a sign that trouble lies ahead. The transition to a new international order, which typically does not go smoothly, is a sign that trouble is ahead. China’s military buildup and aggressiveness is a sign that trouble lies ahead. On top of everything, China is rapidly pursuing a drone program that is being called ‘alarming.’ Not a good sign.
So, all signs point to a very troubling time ahead. The foundation of the world is crumbling. It is likely that the actual collapse will be sudden and catch everyone by surprise. Let us say that you live in a nice, large house. It’s a great house that you really love. One day you learn that the foundation is crumbling and the house is in danger of sudden collapse within a few years. Should you move out immediately, or stay and bail out at the last minute hoping that you can see the signs?