China is America's #1 National Security Threat : Top US Intelligence Official Warns
CBN - China is the greatest threat to freedom and democracy. That warning comes from a top US intelligence official who says America should also prepare for an open-ended period of confrontation with Beijing.
The warning from the head of America's national intelligence was unprecedented as it was clear and unequivocal: China and its Communist government pose the greatest threat to democracy and the free world since World War II.
John Ratcliffe, director of National Intelligence, wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that China is America's number one national security threat and that "Beijing intendeds to dominate the rest of the planet economically, militarily and technologically."
"It is the way that a great power, with a non-democratic government, chooses to seek to extend its influence worldwide," Michael O'Hanlon, a senior researcher with Brookings Institute, told CBN News.
Ratcliffe accuses China of deploying what he calls a "rob, replicate, and replace" approach in its ambitions to dominate the world.
"It's been well known for decades that China tries to copy the industries of other countries and then takes it to scale, makes it more efficient.....READ MORE
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