Gates to meet with a Chinese military that’s grown bolder
Yep…not expansionist at all…except to make sure they can control the vast local area. Nothing to see, move along and respend the DoD Budget…
When Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates arrives in China on Sunday, he will discover a Chinese military that has significantly changed in the 31/2 years since he last visited Beijing.
It’s not so much that the People’s Liberation Army has achieved stunning successes since Gates met with its officers in 2007 - although, despite significant problems, the military’s modernization has continued apace.