Battle of The South China Sea Scenario: http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/the-defense-industrial-baseissues-to-be-considered-and-recommendations-dr-sheila-ronis-dir-mba-programs-walsh-college
“Once Again, The Chinese… Have Proven Themselves Masters of the Endgame, and True Progeny of Sun Tzu…” -Myron D. Stokes, Publisher and the eMOTION! REPORTS.com Industry Analytics Team
Excerpt: “What Kevin Wales euphemistically calls China’s process of ‘Innovation
through commercialization’ to accelerate technology prove-out and
utilization, is simply considered, by every other industrialized society, as
theft, industrial espionage, illegal acquisition of intellectual property,
patent right infringement, unfair trade practice by government subsidization…
“In other words, economic war on a massive scale, coupled with an endgame
strategy epitomizing zero sum. Grammatically, we rank ‘Innovation through commercialization’ right along with ‘ethnic cleansing’ in sheer euphemistic audacity.
“Mr. Wales and other GM executives have played -willingly or unwittingly- into the most reprehensible example of (perhaps) illegal transfer of wealth, technology, production process and economic stability at the DNA level in the history of the world. And of greater concern, a concomitant compromise of US national security through provision of sensitive
technologies -like the neodymium magnets pioneered by former GM subsidiary
Magnequench which was itself inexplicably purchased by the Chinese in the same
time frame GM resumed sales in that country- with weapons applicability to
China’s military. No, Mel Brooks (History of The World, Part I) is not laughing, nor is Ford amused amidst recent reports of an F-150 ‘commercialization’ by a Chinese car firm. And yes, you should be worried: The Once Great Britain learned the hard way as it woke up to the fact that world-renowned brands spawned within its borders were now owned by offshore others, while reducing its manufacturing base capacity to pre-industrial levels.” Go to full analysis
US AIR FORCE SET TO REPLACE F-15C WITH F-51D MUSTANG REPLICANTS; NAVY AND MARINES TO REPLACE F/A-18 WITH F4U-4C CORSAIR, A1D SKYRAIDER FOR FLEET DEFENSE AND ATTACK ROLES; C-17, C-5 AND C-130J AIRLIFT MISSION TO BE FULFILLED BY C-119 BOXCAR
“The Secretary is now convinced that speed and electronics sophistication will not be effective against the Taliban and similar organizations engaged in asymmetric warfare,” says a high-level official who could not be identified as he was not authorized to speak on these matters. “However, long range piston engined aircraft with heavy bomb loads and air-to-ground missiles, along with excellent loiter capability over the conflict area, can mitigate their operational freedom, in collaboration with expanded UAV utilization. Another plus is lower vulnerability to heat-seeking missiles for the simple reason of a much reduced heat signature; not to mention that a replicant B-29 will have 1/10th the operating cost of a retrofitted B-52.” — Pentagon Source
Washington, D.C., The Pentagon, October 1, 2010 — Pentagon sources are advising that Secretary of Defense Gates has directed Boeing to utilize the just allocated USD 12 billion for retrofitting of USAF B-52 Stratofortresses to retooling of its St. Louis and reactivated Wichita facilities for restart of B-29 Superfortress production.
“The Secretary is now convinced that speed and electronics sophistication will not be effective against the Taliban and similar organizations engaged in asymmetric warfare,” says a high-level official who could not be identified as he was not authorized to speak on these matters. “However, long range piston engined aircraft with heavy bomb loads and air-to-ground missiles, along with excellent loiter capability over the conflict area, can mitigate their operational freedom, in collaboration with expanded UAV utilization. Another plus is lower vulnerability to heat-seeking missiles for the simple reason of a much reduced heat signature; not to mention that a replicant B-29 will have 1/10th the operating cost of a retrofitted B-52.”
The source also noted the Secretary’s observation that “People should not find it difficult to see the logic of restarting B-29 production, especially when one considers the B-52 was designed just 6 years after Boeing test pilot Eddie Allen flew the prototype B-29 in September 1942 and took to the skies 6 years later. Obviously, there is direct flight control and operational lineage between the two aircraft, and AF crews will have very little difficulty adjusting to the Superfortress, despite the fact that its 312 mph slower than a B-52H.”
Reminded that no data supports the contention of asymmetric-only future war scenarios, but would instead be conjoined with the conventional including, of course, battlespace threats to B-29 operations from generation 4.5 and 5 Russian, Chinese, North Korean and Iranian fighters, the source says the SECDEF expected such questions, and responded that “I see only a minimal threat to Superfortress missions”, while acknowledging the very little talked about “Black Tuesday” in the skies over North Korea in October 1951 when as many as 11 B-29s were lost to MiG-15 attacks over Namsi airfield. This disaster resulted in urgent movement of F-86 Sabres into theater to counter the MiG dominance.
“We are aggressively addressing this potential threat by ordering Boeing (North American Rockwell/Rockwell International defense and space divisions were acquired by Boeing in 1996 and integrated into Boeing Defense operations) to retool at least two facilities to accommodate the restart of F-51D Mustang production. By reintroducing Mustang, in parallel with accelerated phase out of F-22, F-15 and F-16 and discontinuance of F-35, we will adopt elements of the old Soviet Air Force, and their armed forces as a whole, philosophy of quantitative, as opposed to qualitative, superiority. Meaning that we fill the skies with 437 mph Mustangs owing to the fact I can produce 100 of these aircraft for the same cost as 1 F-22 Raptor. The sheer density of our fighters in the battlespace will minimize the threat represented by even the most advanced MiG, Sukhoi, Jiang and Shenyang fighter types.”
“Back to The Future” For Military Preparedness
The source further stated that the SECDEF is so completely convinced of the viability of this “back to the future” strategy – despite the objections of Admiral Mike Mullen and other senior DoD leadership – that he will be notifying Lockheed-Martin the C-5M REAMP/RERP program is to cease immediately and will instead apply the near 15billion allocated to restart production of the P2V Neptune long-range maritime patrol bomber. “They will be further directed to simultaneously establish a joint-venture with Boeing to re-initiate production of Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser-based KC-97 aerial tankers. “The Secretary remembers with fondness how impressed he was with the news that a Neptune had flown over 11,000 miles non-stop in September 1946, and as such will allow the US Navy to significantly reduce maritime patrol/search and rescue costs.
Unprecedented Reductions in Naval Air Operations Costs
“And speaking of the Navy,” the source continued, “Secretary Gates will be conveying to the Secretary of the Navy and force commanders, that effective immediately all FA/18 upgrade activity is to cease, and they are to phase out the Hornets from all fleet operations within 12 months. The fighter and attack roles with be taken over by replicant Chance-Vought F4U-4C Corsairs and Douglas A-1D Skyraiders produced via a Boeing/Northrop-Grumman joint venture.
Strategic and Tactical Airlift
“Finally, the SECDEF has further determined through updated strategic and tactical airlift requirements analysis provided by PA and E, that replicant C-119 Boxcars can easily fill that role. The DoD will begin phasing out C-17, C-5 and C-130J equipped airlift wings as quickly as is prudent. My understanding is that the C-27J will remain as it is the perfect complement to the C-119.”
This Pentagon contact also advised the SECDEF has conveyed to the President that “through these outlined force reduction and technological simplification processes, the defense budget would be reduced to 235 billion by 2013.” The President was pleased by the Secretary’s aggressive actions to reduce spending, but cautioned him that he had non-definitive responses from Russia’s Medvedev and China’s Wen relative to his suggestion that those countries also consider the “reduction and simplification” approach to arms control. He also stated that if he didn’t know better, he could have sworn he heard raucous laughter as both leaders were hanging up the phone…
Update 25 October 2012-
Publisher’s note: While we have taken great pains to be as technically and historically pure as possible relative to aircraft performance, and accurate in assessment of current defense policy, this is a spoof of budget cut shortsightedness -in the words of a national security strategist colleague – on the part of too many who should know better…
— Myron D. Stokes
” All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War; 6th Century B.C.
Detroit, MI September 21, 2010 (PressReleasePoint) -UPDATE: eMOTION! REPORTS.com (http://emotionreportscom.blogspot/ ) Sources are advising that officials within the US government, despite strong objections voiced by representatives of both CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) and the Department of Defense (DoD), are “encouraging” China’s SAIC to take a controlling interest in GM, with the intent of neutralizing its near-USD 50bil interest.
“Compromising national security”, said a source who asked not to be identified as they were not authorized to speak on the adminstration’s behalf, “in the interest of ‘balancing the budget’ with a Communist, dictatorial regime identified by the Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2010 (http://ow.ly/2JrTt) as a clear and emergent ‘threat’ is not wise. It is our hope that wiser minds will prevail, considering the outcome in pursuing this course is decidedly ominous.”
China’s core aspirations to dominate the world’s auto industry – and by natural extension, manufacturing as a whole – has been outlined with specificity by eMOTION! REPORTS, as evidenced by its December 2009 release “GM’s Transition to China“.
Publisher Myron D. Stokes stated that “It is our understanding several members of the original federally designated GM Task Force have been, and are, acting in the interests of China and not the US. We believe that the data presented in the December release and other analyses presented over the years, supports this contention.” – Full release (http://ow.ly/2Js0y)
Detroit, MI, December 28, 2009 (PressReleasePoint) — eMOTION! REPORTS.com, (www.emotionreports.com ) an automotive/aerospace industries research and analysis site founded in 2001 targeting professionals within the academic, media, corporate and government sectors, has recently released “2009/2010 Auto Industry Analysis: GM’s Transition to China” that takes dead aim at the primary culprit in the near destruction of the US industrial base and financial sector meltdown: China.
In driving the point home, several key statements, based on observable, quantifiable data are made:
1. General Motors Company is now under the de facto control of the China auto sector.
2. The bankruptcy and rush to sell-off core GM assets inclusive of Opel, Saab, Saturn, Pontiac, Hummer and GMAC, was all part of a well orchestrated strategy launched over two decades ago by Beijing to capture the US auto industry, even as Japan, South Korea and Europe, in a notably less destructive way, had initiated their own.
3. The implementation of this strategy was aided and abetted by shortsighted and irresponsible individuals within industry, government and academia.
4. Recommends that Saab and Volvo are immediately nationalized to prevent total capture by the China auto sector, which in several instances has been represented by front companies.
5. Commends those European countries, inclusive of Belgium, Spain, UK and the Flemish government, who worked together to prevent the selloff of Opel; a circumstance representing profoundly negative economic implications had it been accomplished as originally intended.
6. Reveals, based on still classified data and imagery within US State Department and Department of Defense (DoD) archives, that Mao Zhedong, in a move echoing that of Josef Stalin, ordered the extermination of old and infirm Chinese he deemed unable to work in the aftermath of his defeat of the nationalist forces of Generalissimo Chaing Kai-Shek in 1949. The number of those killed in the days and weeks transpiring subsequent to order issuance, at least 70 million and as high as 120 million, exceeds by several orders of magnitude the known estimates in the 1949-1976 timeframe which included “The Great Leap Forward”. It is worth noting the higher estimate at the time represented half of the population of the United States.
A slight expansion of an eyewitness account, presented with surrounding context from the analysis, follows:
“How the present position of GM was set in motion is an exercise in a somewhat greedy corporate strategy flanked by blinders. In a quest for expansion and untapped Asian dollars GM, several decades ago, made the bold move of seeking out a business footprint in that Communist-controlled country.
“As its presence grew, the evidences of China’s dubious human history were there to be seen by anyone who looked.
Visions of the country’s forced one-child family policy, detention centers for those citizens seeking redress from corrupt officials, the Stalin-esque elimination of millions of elderly no longer able to work… (note: Eyewitness accounts include those of contract Air Cargo personnel for the US military who reported “rivers choked bank to bank with bodies of the old and infirm, hands tied with wire behind their backs, as far as the eye could see at our radar avoiding’ flight level and line of sight of seven miles. We used high-resolution cameras in our [Consolidated] PBY [Catalina Flying Boat] to document these observations, with a death toll estimate partially corroborated by the Red Cross and other capable people of at least 70 Million. We chanced upon this horrific scene while flying along the coast over the East China Sea not far from Shanghai, when we observed at least a thousand sharks headed inland. Having no idea what would be bringing the sharks in, we flew lower for a closer look and followed them up a river for approximately five or six miles to a sight we will never forget: a massive feeding frenzy on human victims.”) … or college students who protested were avoidable if one looked in a different direction. Also ignored was China’s blatant disregard for anyone else’s property or intellectual property rights.”
So? That Was 60 Years Ago..
As such, history is changed: This is the worst atrocity ever perpetuated on humanity by humans, and the government responsible still exists in ideologically the exact same form. And considering current demands by Chinese historians and Beijing that Japan acknowledges the Nanjing atrocities in 1937, their own admission of what can rightly be called a crime with no historical equal would tend to add a measure of moral substance in their calls for justice.
7. That China, through continuous and exponentially intensified espionage activities over decades, has succeeded in stealing core industrial and defense technologies inclusive of Lockheed-Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor, Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and the whole of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system.
eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes, an award winning former Newsweek, Newsweek Japan and Newsweek International correspondent, notes that the content of this analysis is virtually devoid of assertion, opinion and subjectivity to the extent possible. “As we stated in a 2003 release relative to the analysis ‘Super-Globalism: Strategies for Maintaining a Robust Industrial Base Through Technological, Policy and Process Improvement’, it is not our intent to be fair and balanced, but to present the facts as we know them to be.”
The analysis in many ways is powerfully supported by the recent findings of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (http://www.uscc.gov) in its 2009 Report to Congress. Among its determinations:
* China’s role in the financial sector meltdown on a global scale to advance its own economic interest.
* China’s extensive use of foreign propaganda and its efforts to influence public opinion and policymaking in the United States.
*China’s use of subsidies and other trade distorting measures in violation of its international commitments.
* China’s detailed industrial policy designed to attract foreign investment and production and to create “national champions” to compete on a global scale.
Significance of Congressional Report
According to national security strategist and Director of MBA Programs, Walsh College, Dr. Sheila Ronis, “For years, the USCC has produced substantive data in support of its Congressional mandate to monitor China’s compliance with the qualifying parameters of WTO membership. These data have been presented yearly since 2000 with increasing levels of concern. This year’s report will forever lay to rest the dismissive opinions of those China apologists who placed profit ahead of national security.”
And if one is inclined to think that USCC report is mere China-bashing, think again: US Intelligence services have confirmed that China, through its unrelenting espionage activities, has succeeded in stealing the core operational and manufacturing technologies for Lockheed-Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor, Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and the whole of the LMCO Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The latter being core to US naval defensive and offensive capabilities. Conversely, GM and Ford management can assume that everything –inclusive of Ford’s Simplified Flexible Cell-based Manufacturing Process recently installed, foolishly, in China facilities — they know about their own technology and process, their China auto sector partners know. In other words, the teachers have outlived their usefulness.
“China’s role in this disaster,” said Stokes, “Is not dissimilar to the findings of a colleague, Michigan State University Professor of Physiology Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein in his 1993 pivotal work “Rethinking AIDS: The Tragic Cost of Premature Consensus” which sought to change the conversation and the research direction for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Dr. Root-Bernstein, reflecting the findings of fellow researchers, postulated that contrary to the accepted assumptions/arguments relative to AIDS disease pathology and epidemiology which took the stance — elements of which are still largely intact even today in the medical research community and expressed publicly by the CDC — that HIV equals AIDS, or the diametrically opposite view it is harmless, the virus instead acts as an adjuvant and potentiator causing preexisting and concomitant infections to behave synergistically. The body’s immune system, no longer being able to differentiate between friend and foe, declares war on itself (this is what Sun Tzu advocated in “The Art of War”). This, we believe, is a most appropriate analogy in that the concomitant elements represent traditional auto industry leadership, the unions, automotive and business media, the supplier base and policy makers who, against their own mutual best interest, have engaged in decades of antagonistic behavior towards each other. This, China has exploited brilliantly and ruthlessly”, he said.
Dr. Ronis corroborates this contention. “Abundantly clear at this juncture,” she says, “Is that those in leadership positions within industry and government, both here and abroad, have not read their Sun Tzu, and they now find themselves in mortal combat with those, the Chinese, who are masters of the game.”
The analysis can be accessed via the following links:
http://www.emotionreports.com (“GM Reborn”)
Stokes further notes that “Another way of looking at this is that of someone shooting you at close range and then offering triage to stop the bleeding, Think of China’s 2008 activities in terms of shoring up the crumbling economies of various western countries through large purchases of various goods inclusive of BMW and Jaguar vehicles. As Confucius ably articulated in c.469 B.C., ‘Where there is arrogance, there is opportunity.’”
Stokes also believes that media should rethink their approach to industry reportage especially with critical infrastructure involved that is part and parcel to national and economic security. “With rare exceptions found amongst colleagues at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Detroit News, Oakland Press, Bloomberg and Business Week, an incurious automotive and business media has been a hand maiden in an unmitigated disaster almost totally of our own making”, he said. “Commendably, these colleagues, despite pressures from editorial boards, corporate PR personnel and media peers to take the path of least resistance, maintained the highest standards of journalism.”
Stokes recalled mentioning to a corporate PR associate recently concerning the criticality of China’ activities: “The Barbarians are not at the gate, they are inside the gate. Applying a modern warfare scenario, the battle status is so dire, the enemy so close, we have to call in an airstrike on our own position.”
Re-evaluation of Position
China itself will have to re-evaluate its position that is being revealed as designed to overtake the US economically and militarily. “China must understand”, concludes Ronis, “That it would not be in their best interests to continue pursuit of certain ideological objectives at the risk of further geo-political destabilization, and missed opportunities to address shared concerns relative to common and serious threats.”
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2010 Auto Industry Analysis: 2008 Congressional Hearings http://slidesha.re/c2naDb
Analysis – Restoration of GM Viability: A Solution of Einsteinian Simplicity? http://slidesha.re/a0vXXF
2009/2010 Auto Industry Analysis: GM’s TRANSITION TO CHINA http://slidesha.re/drv8Zz
Super-Globalism: Strategies For Maintaining A Robust Industrial Base Through Technological, Policy and Process Improvement http://ow.ly/2Jmur
Project on National Security Reform Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios http://ow.ly/2JsmB
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