By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
To hear the Obama administration tell it, the motivations behind the current U.S. foreign policy pivot to Asia couldn't be more obvious.
U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China: an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 900 miles.
The deeper question centers on how important the development actually is, said Mr. Cronin, who added that "It's what [the North Koreans] are not showing us that I'm more worried about."
"We have been told by South Korean officials that the North Korean military has ramped up a massive program for cyberwarfare," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific security program at the Center for a New American Security. "South Korea and Japan have already been hit; the U.S. could be next."