Saturday, November 24, 2007

Calif. lawmaker warns China will overtake U.S. military edge

California Republican lawmaker Duncan Hunter, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said a newly released U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report "validates my concerns that America's defense industrial base is moving to China."

Hunter has long favored stronger export controls on American military components and so-called "dual-use" items, or goods with both commercial and military applications, to China.

"China is using American trade dollars to arm at the same time the Department of Defense is failing to monitor the outsourcing of critical American military components," he said in Nov. 15 statement.


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