China: Recent Security Development: Hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, June 25, 2008 [video] [open video - 0B]
This recorded video feed is from the June 25, 2008 hearing, "China: Recent Security Developments," before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services. From Ike Skelton's opening statement: "I've stressed for some time now the critical significance of developments in China to our national security. While our military resources have been heavily focused in Iraq, China's influence has grown in Asia and beyond. To address this reality, we must proactively and effectively engage with China on multiple fronts. There are many positive steps to note in the last year, but progress still needs to be achieved. Secretary Bob Gates and Admiral Tim Keating have pursued two major initiatives with China that I strongly support. These are a high level policy dialogue with China seeking clarity on its intentions and strategy in the security arena, and military to military contacts. Although some progress has been made, China has still not adequately revealed its full defense spending, military modernization efforts or strategic intentions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, James J. Shinn, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and Pacific Security Affairs, and General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF, Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, the Joints Chief of Staff.
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