Dollar Bill's buddy, William Cohen, has announced
a new round of technology transfers to China.
"Game Plan For 1999 U.S. Sino Defense Exchanges"
detailed over 80 planned meetings between
Chinese and US military officers.
- March 1999
Visit to China by Joint Chiefs
of Staff Chairman Hugh Shelton.
- April 1999
Visit to China by Secretary of Defense Cohen.
- May 1999
Visit by Marine Corps Commandant Charles Krulak.
- Oct. 1999
Visit by weapon expert Jacques Gansler.
There will be:
- 12 "high level visits"
- 40 "functional exchanges"
- 16 "confidence building measures"
- 13 international "security meetings"
Gen. Yu Yongbo will come to
America to have coffee w/ Dollar Bill.
Yongbu is a hard-line member of
China's Central Military Commission.
He also gets an up close look at the Navy's
nuclear submarine base in Washington state.
Chi Com officials will be allowed to
observe American Army training exorcises.
(Heaven forbid China should be inefficient in the use
of it's Boeing airliners when it invades Taiwan.)
Special emphasis will also be given to training
Chi Com leaders in logistics, so they can better
supply their troops when we go to war w/ them.
Chinese Air Force officials will also be
allowed to train w/ the U.S. Air Force.
C-130 and C-17 transports will be sent
to China, as will the U.S.S. Constellation.
Chinese chemical weapon experts will get to
tour U.S. installations, and Chinese nuclear experts
will get to tour Sandia National Laboratories.
Military exchanges ended in 1989
after the Tiananmen Square slaughter
but Dollar Bill resumed them in 1994.
He also allows military exchanges w/ Taiwan.
The planning for NATO's Kosovo
strikes was used
as an excuse to cancel the Shelton trip to China.
The strike on the Chinese Embassy
enraged the Chinese
to the point where they canceled all the exchanges.
Taiwanese exchanges were canceled when they
announced the "One China" policy was no longer valid.