The Anglosphere circles the wagons…around China
Joe writes at Winds of Change.NET: The Alliance: U.S. & India Sign Major 10-Year Defense Pact.
The defence chiefs of the US and India have signed a monumental deal to help us keep Pakistan, Bangladesh, and most importantly, China contained. We're fighting and slowly winning a global war on terror, but its scale will soon be dwarfed by the coming cold war with an ascendant fascist China. The American defense establishment's alarm levels are rising with alacrity at a China that is feeling her oats, and rapidly acquiring a level of military might that threatens to become a peer of the American military. A China that intends to conquer Taiwan and may have designs on fossil-fuel-rich Russian and Japanese territory. China is teaching the People's Liberation Army officers that America the People's Enemy Number One.
America is arming India not only with fish, but a fishing pole, a radar fish school finder, satellite navigation, and training in how to fish, too.
The Bush administration is on the march to put America's affairs in order, and is putting in place the system of alliances that will allow us to credibly deter Chinese adventurism. Arming India, giving her the know-how to arm herself, and training her troops side-by-side with the most experienced and capable military in history marks a giant stride towards that. Our training techniques are second-to-none. Indian forces will be able to link to the network of networks, America's matchless networked warfighting platform, thanks to generous technology transfers.
As the old saw has it, giving a hungry man a fish feeds him that day, but teaching him to fish feeds him for a lifetime. America is arming India not only with fish, but a fishing pole, a radar fish school finder, satellite navigation, and training in how to fish, too.
Outsourcing for cheaper labor has hit both the manufacturing and the service sector, and with IT outsourcing, it's also reaching into the knowledge worker's domain. However, China has gained the predominant role as the goods outsourcer, while India has gained the upper hand as America's services farm. While China methodically steals designs for missiles, nuclear weapons, AEGIS systems and more, India is creating that know-how at home—and that's a far more lasting way to rise to power.
Read Joe's entire piece for the details and copious links. This is huge.