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The number of attacks and severity of attacks by Chinese hackers continues to increase

A congressional advisory panel has said China is perfecting its ability to engage in cyber warfare and other computer espionage against the United States and its allies.

Congress also warned that China is working on better engaging in cyber warfare that could lead to the delay and disruption of U.S. military deployment anywhere in the world.  Specifically, the Chinese are using cyber warfare to gain access to classified military documents, along with viewing documents from American corporations that work with the government.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was founded eight years ago in an effort to help learn about and give advice regarding U.S.-China relations.  The overall threat of cyber attacks grows year after year, with 5 million computers in the United States last year the target of 43,880 incidents of attacks and other suspicious activity.  

The top 10 largest U.S. defense contractor companies all suffered computer espionage from foreign-based attackers, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.

Chinese ability to attack is "so sophisticated that the US may be unable to counteract or even detect the efforts" of the attacks, according to the report.

The six Democrats and six Republicans who make up the panel said China's wide scale military modernization and "impressive but disturbing" computer and space warfare abilities "suggest China is intent on expanding its sphere of control even at the expense of its Asian neighbors and the United States."

There was no official word back from Chinese officials about the report.

President-elect Obama and his new staff will have to deal with cyber warfare and similar issues related to China once he takes office in January.  

Obama will face pressure from lawmakers who seek to acquire additional funding for programs aimed at monitoring Chinese cyber attacks and help protect government and defense computers.

Another situation Obama has to consider is with the Chinese space program, which is "steadily increasing the vulnerability of US assets," with a better ability to locate US warships deployed in the Pacific Ocean.

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RE: The decline of the old powers
By michael67 on 11/25/2008 5:23:01 AM , Rating: 1
O man it hurts being on the other end of the stick, dossent it?

You are all saying, how bad China is for doing this, hell the US has bin doing this to the rest of the world for years, only now there is a country that is getting better at it then the US, and now it starts mowing what bad China is for doing this.

"NSA ore ECHELON", hello anyone?, and don’t say "But we are the good guys", because your not.

There have bin dozens of incidents’ involving CIA tipping of US companies about big contract bid's, of what EU companies ware doing ore bidding, (and yeah EU companies don’t have clean hands eider, but they dont get help from secret service, ore at least not to the extend of the help US (oil)companies are getting)

I grew up in Holland, my grand parents and parents properly deserve there life to the US food drops.

And my grand parents and parent raised me up to be grateful to America, when i was young I wanted to move to the US and live the dream.

And I admired all those solders that died over here liberating Europe, ore as you would say “laid down there lives to liberate Europe”
(yeah it sounds more melodramatic that way)

How ever, after years of self centered behavior and only looking for the quick buck instead of the long term impact of what the US policy is doing to those countries I have lost all respect I had for the US.

The movie "Charlie Wilson's War" about the secret afghan war, is a good example why most countries dislike and the countries it happened to hate the US.

Ware is there freedom of those people you say "America preserves", the neocon. rep. wanted it to stick it to the USSR.
When Gorbatchov wanted to pull out of Afghanistan, he called the Whitehouse asking for help, to pull orderly out as he was scared that the country would be even more unstable after the USSR army left.
What did the leaders of the US government do ?, they cheered that they got the commy bustards out and then dropped all support for the Afghan people.

A CIA funded war that cosseted 3~4 billion, that helped defeating the USSR communist government, and what did country do that "preserves freedom" ?, they left, and not willing even to give a miserly 25~50 million, to help the country to get back up on its feed.

If you get help fighting a common enemy then you are grateful for the help.
But if the guy that’s helping you whit support, strait after you won, you realize, he dint help you because he liked to help you, just that he hated the other guy even more, because, “he” just spend dollars, you had to paid whit blood!

The U.S. government has been criticized for allowing Pakistan to channel a disproportionate amount of its funding to controversial Afghan resistance leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who Pakistani officials believed was "their man". Hekmatyar has been criticized for killing other mujahideen and attacking civilian populations, including shelling Kabul with American-supplied weapons, causing 2,000 casualties. Hekmatyar was said to be friendly with Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda, who was running an operation for assisting "Afghan Arab" volunteers fighting in Afghanistan, called Maktab al-Khadamat. Alarmed by his behavior, Pakistan leader General Zia warned Hekmatyar, "It was Pakistan that made him an Afghan leader and it is Pakistan who can equally destroy him if he continues to misbehave."

In the late 1980s, Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, concerned about the growing strength of the Islamist movement, told President George H. W. Bush, "You are creating a Frankenstein."

The U.S. says that all of its funds went to native Afghan rebels and denies that any of its funds were used to supply Osama bin Laden or foreign Arab mujahideen. It is estimated that 35,000 foreign Muslims from 43 Islamic countries participated in the war.

Operation AJAX in 50's Iran is a other exsample.

Wonder why all those darn Muslims hate the US and the UK so mouths, just maybe because they got it slicked to them to many times.

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