Intel Analysts Surprised by Chinese Buildup
Analysts missed Chinese buildup - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - June 09, 2005
"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in Singapore over the weekend that China has hidden its defense spending and is expanding its missile forces despite facing no threats. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also expressed worries this week about China's expanding military capabilities.
Among the failures highlighted in the study are:
+China's development of a new long-range cruise missile.
+The deployment of a new warship equipped with a stolen Chinese version of the U.S. Aegis battle management technology.
+Deployment of a new attack submarine known as the Yuan class that was missed by U.S. intelligence until photos of the submarine appeared on the Internet.
+Development of precision-guided munitions, including new air-to-ground missiles and new, more accurate warheads.
+China's development of surface-to-surface missiles for targeting U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups.
+The importation of advanced weaponry, including Russian submarines, warships and fighter-bombers. "