U.S. General: Aggressive Chinese Territorial Claims Bring Risks

Air Force Gen. Herbert Carlisle says Chinese territorial claims run risk of 'miscalculations'
U.S. official on China, Japan Senkaku dispute

Aggressive moves by China to assert territorial claims run the risk of “miscalculations” but are also helping Washington strengthen ties with other countries in the region, the general who oversees U.S. air forces in the Pacific said Monday.

“Being fairly aggressive runs the risk of creating the potential for miscalculation,” Air Force General Herbert Carlisle told defense reporters in Washington. “That’s something we think about every day.”

Beijing War Prep

China moves mobile missiles near coast amid tensions with Japan over islands
Japanese Coast Guard patrol the Senkaku Islands / AP

United States intelligence agencies recently detected China’s military shifting road-mobile ballistic missiles closer to its southern coast near the disputed Senkaku Islands amid growing tensions between Beijing and Japan over the islands dispute.

U.S. Investigating White House Cyber Attack

Officials: President Obama was not informed at the time the White House Military Office hack was discovered
AP Images

Law enforcement and national security agencies are investigating the hacking of a White House computer last month that penetrated a network inside the White House Military Office that handles top-secret data, U.S. officials said.

Cyber Blitz

U.S. officials say China behind cyber attacks on Japan
The Senkaku Islands / AP

A recent series of cyber attacks on Japanese Internet sites originated in China and were viewed as a possible prelude to military action, according to defense officials familiar with details of the attacks.

Chinese General: Prepare for Combat

Top Chinese general in unusual move tells troops to ready for combat with Japan
Over-turned Japanese-branded car / AP

China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.

Ready To Launch

China conducts rare flight test of new submarine-launched missile
Submarine

China’s military conducted a flight test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last week, a launch that came a month after the test of a new multiple-warhead, ground-mobile missile, the Free Beacon has learned.