Skip to comments.China Used American Tech to Create Hypersonic Missile: McCaul
Posted on 10/04/2022 8:58:55 AM PDT by Cercyon
A leading Republican said the Chinese communist regime is using American technology to develop its new weapons systems, and leveraging predatory international deals to secure access to vital trade infrastructure.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said that Chinese weapons, including the hypersonic missile tested by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) last year, have been built using American technology.
“What’s probably the biggest highlighted example of this? The hypersonic missile,” McCaul said during a fireside chat with the Atlantic Council, a D.C.-based think tank. “The weapon that we saw China launch with great precision … and can actually carry a nuclear warhead.”
“When you study it, you realize that that was actually built on the backbone of American technology.”
McCaul’s comments follow closely behind the release of a report by intelligence firm Strider Technologies, which found that at least 162 researchers from the United States’ top nuclear facility have since worked for China, many of them in a military capacity, including hypersonics. Infiltrating the West
McCaul and the report both said that many of the CCP’s foreign outreach programs, such as its 1,000 Talents program, were explicitly designed to harvest intellectual property from the United States.
“What they do is they infiltrate our researchers, and they give them a lot of many,” McCaul said.
“And some, in the 1,000 Talents program, they will give the mothership back in China this research and development.”
McCaul, who is now the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that he first became concerned about the CCP threat back in 1996. At that time, he said, he was a federal prosecutor working on campaign finance cases.
Among those cases, he said, was that of Johnny Chung, who was caught up in a campaign finance lawsuit after giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee. At least $35,000 of that money, Chung later said, came directly from China’s military intelligence apparatus and was intended to influence U.S. elections.
“It really exposed this plan to influence our elections,” McCaul said.
By interfering in U.S. elections, McCaul said, the CCP sought to ensure that U.S. policies were favorable to China, even at the cost of eroding U.S. national security.
A similar process was repeated in New York City last year, as revealed by a Justice Department lawsuit alleging that CCP intelligence agents plotted to attack or otherwise silence a U.S. Army veteran running for state office. Global Expansion
Beyond the United States, McCaul said that the CCP has weaponized its diplomatic and economic relationships, creating supply chain dependencies in nations where it does business to exploit the relationship and gain access to new ports and airfields.
“China is in Afghanistan signing leases as we speak and, true to form, I predict they will get access to Bagram Air Base,” McCaul said.
“Give them credit. We can’t just say, ‘They’re bad’,” McCaul added. “They’re very smart and they are a worthy adversary. We just have to compete with them.”
To counter that effort, McCaul said, the United States will need to reinvigorate its diplomatic and economic deals with nations throughout the world, to ensure that those nations know the United States cares more for their wellbeing than the CCP.
By the United States letting the CCP have unmitigated access to do as it pleased on the world stage for the previous thirty years and by not actively maintaining relationships throughout the globe, he said, the Chinese regime has been able to take advantage of the international system.
To that end, McCaul cited the perspective that a senior U.S. military officer gave to him some years ago.
“We really tried to bring [China] into the family of nations, we wanted them to move forward and be more of a democracy,” McCaul recalled the officer as saying.
“It just didn’t work.”
As long as the “Big Guy” got his 10%, that’s all that really matters, right?
Brought to you by the finest in FBI and DoD Counterintelligence, and an apathetic US Congress.
We should pay exactly zero dollars of our debt to the Chinese.
Intellectual property stealing trash…
the entire world is either given or takes our technology.
if we actually kept our secrets to ourselves, America would be 50 years ahead of everyone.
But we instead use taxpayer money to invent new tech, then give it away and then have to use tax payer money again to outsmart the tech we gave away!
It was the Clinton’s who really moved them forward. Because of what those treasonous bastards gave then the ChiComs advanced a decade in a matter of months.
this goes way back to ol bill clinton and hughes.
We were sold out long ago.
The USA is very afraid of “racial profiling” but ironically, that’s EXACTLY what China does. It targets the vast pool of Chinese academic and research talent overseas to supply info back to China.
Some is by “legal” means (offering jobs, titles and big research grants to return to China), and some illegal.
It comes from various levels - some is purely commercial, Chinese companies looking for R&D or to steal patents for their own products. Some of it is pure Chinese government spying. In the end, if its a “critical” technology - the Chinese Government will always eventually get access.
It is almost GUARANTEED that if there is a high-level Chinese-born researcher in AI/tech, bio, or military capacity in the USA, that person has been targeted by the CCP.
The chinese couldn’t get their satellites off the launch pad without exploding. Then ol bubba clinton had the rules rolled back allowing hughes to sell the chinese the needed technology. Your right, they jumped a decade ahead overnight.
Let them build it. They cost 100x as much to build. We’ll just send 75x the number of conventional missiles and overwhelm their defenses and save 25%.
Thanks, free traitors. I hope that $.10 you saved on communist made paint brushes makes up for what you did to this country.
Clinton has been out of office for over 20 years. The technology they obtained since then was courtesy of the free traitors, many of whom identified as Republicans and Conservatives.
“reinvigorate its diplomatic and economic deals with nations throughout the world, to ensure that those nations know the United States cares more for their well being
ROFLOL! YA! Like blowing up a gas line that will result in the freezing to death multitudes of people in Europe.
The forcing the shut down of the Turk Stream gas line..just to show somebody who is the boss.
How does this work?
Of course they did, China has very little innovation, but they are good at stealing.
Why didn’t America use American tech and create a hypersonic missile that works, McCaul?
The Chinese scientists,allowed to be studying abroad, and even in developing science research
are either all Communist Party families, or members of the Army Military Forces.
What else would you expect ?
...and Bill Clinton sold it to them.
“ Why didn’t America use American tech and create a hypersonic missile that works, McCaul?”
Beat me to it.
Hypersonic weapons are so overated. We had them in the 1960’s.
And this might be true of some ethnic Chinese...Taiwanese,residents of Hong Kong,Singapore,etc. They're more likely to be unwilling ones who still have family in Red China.
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