January 11, 2011
Is China's Strident Military Going Rogue?
Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn
So China flew its experimental J-20 stealth fighter jet while Defense Secretary Robert Gates was visiting President Hu Jintao? It would be hard to think of a more calculated insult--and one that America should, and will, take in stride. The Los Angeles Times reports that China's military didn't even bother to inform the civilian leadership. Gates knew about the test. Hu didn't.
What does that tell you?
TAGGED: US military, China