China a Threat to ‘Our Way of Life’ – Pentagon Official Warns

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Pentagon official warns China posts a threat to the American way of life

China poses a huge threat to the American way of life, according to top Pentagon official John Rood.

Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, warns that officials are completely underestimating China’s threat as it continues to rise as a global power.

“The top of the list is China in terms of [being] the one country, the largest country, with the ability to change our way of life in the United States and to change the global order for good or ill,” Rood said on Saturday.

“It’s not well-understood by security thinkers that we are again in an ideological competition.” reports: Rood, the Pentagon’s top adviser for defense policy, echoed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent warnings about China’s expanding influence in the Arctic and South America — far-flung but strategically significant locations around the globe. He also cautioned against thinking of rising power as a mere economic competitor.

“It’s promoting an authoritarian model, and it’s closely coupled with military activities: Strategic military activities, intelligence activities and the line between commercial activities in today’s China and those of the state is a very, very thin line that exists mostly on paper,” Rood said.

That habit of mind has driven animated an aggressive diplomatic campaign to discourage allies from partnering with Huawei, a telecommunications giant and technological pioneer that U.S. officials regard as a platform for Beijing’s spy services. But the Pentagon official cautioned that he is not calling for “a return to the Cold War” strategy that drove U.S. competition with the Soviet Union.

“Trade, commerce, investment all welcome,” he said at the 2019 Aspen Security Forum.

But he stressed the importance of maintaining technological superiority over China, noting that the Defense Department has requested more funding for research and development than at any time in the last 70 years, with a clear focus on artificial intelligence.

“I feel very confident if we can get to the point where we are just competing on models for innovation, our model for innovation will beat theirs any day of the week,” Rood said. “The Chinese recognize that. They know it because they have to steal from it, and that’s the central organizing principle of how they’re going to fuel their innovation engine.”

His comments about the scale of Beijing’s competition with the United States nonetheless evoked a senior CIA official’s warning at the same event last year that China is waging “a cold war” that policymakers should recognize.

“China’s Communist Party is selling state-run authoritarianism, with free market principles in some elements of that,” Rood said. “There’s a promotion of that philosophy world wide that we’re seeing to an unprecedented degree.”


  1. The new world order is a threat to our way of life, and China, Russia, USA, Iran, Israel, etc are all led by people who are part of the cabal. World events are orchestrated and created to lead us to the desired results. The only reason these things are happening is we as a world have turned our backs to the true god of the bible, and he promised our destruction if we did such (Deuteronomy 28 KJV). Millions of babies aborted annually, idolatrous nations of many gods (like Rome and Greece, created through “orchestrated migrant crisis’), Blasphemy is the common choice of curse words, etc. God said he would rain acid on our lands, we get chem trails. God said our enemies would lead us if we turned our backs to him, and our countries are ran by the illuminati and freemasons. God said he would give us the plagues of Egypt if we went against him, now everyone gets cancer, and various other diseases. Gods wrath is upon us, and the final judgement is coming soon, the only chance you have for protection is repentance, prayer and the acceptance of Jesus. One thousand will fall at your left side, 10,000 will fall at your right, but you will not be hurt, only blessed.

  2. You NEVER see the global threat from China represented in films created in Hollywood because the Chinese OWN Hollywood.

    • China owns Hollywood? Hold on while I laugh my ass off at that ridiculous comment. Jews run Hollywood, smart guy.

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