DoD Buzz | A ‘closer look’ at the Chinese military

Congress and the public could get an avalanche of new information about China’s military and strategic capabilities under a provision in the defense bill the House Armed Services Committee referred to the full House this week. Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, the Republican chair of the HASC’s readiness committee, added a requirement for several new studies and reports on China, because he argues Americans need to begin watching China as closely as the Chinese watch the U.S.:

Strengthening the annual military power report on China. An amendment introduced by Forbes and adopted by the full Committee expands the requirement of the annual military power report on China to include an assessment on the nature of China’s cyber activities directed against the Department of Defense and related damage as well as China’s efforts, including technological transfer and espionage, to access DoD information.  The amendment also reestablishes the name of the report as the “Annual Report on Military Power of the People’s Republic of China.” [Note: It was changed in the FY10 defense authorization bill to “Annual Report to Congress on Military Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China,” says Forbes spokesman Joe Hack.]

via DoD Buzz | A ‘closer look’ at the Chinese military.


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