Pentagon Intelligence #Fail

Posted on January 19, 2011

Those big brains at the Pentagon seem to be losing their touch a bit – at least when it comes to the pressing issue of China’s military growth. Obviously with the economic contest between the USA and China powering away amid speculation that America’s crown is about to be nicked, the darker issue is whether China might be able to seize military dominance in the Pacific.

Unfortunately, the spooks who are meant to be keeping an eye on these things are apparently a bit, err, misinformed. here they were on January 6th:

China Stealth Plane still “years away” say Pentagon

And here they are with egg on their faces a mere five days later:

China conducts first test-flight of stealth plane

Oops…

Hattip to JM