The intelligence reports on proliferation so far have been ignored by Obama administration policymakers who have suppressed the intelligence to avoid upsetting both China and Pakistan.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
The state news agency in China, the official voice of the government, has called for the United States to quickly adopt stricter gun controls in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 schoolchildren.
“Their blood and tears demand no delay for U.S. gun control,” said the news agency, Xinhua.
Eric Burns is an educator and writer, who resides in the Baltimore-Washington area.
In just five years, China has surpassed the United States as a trading partner for much of the world, including U.S. allies such as South Korea and Australia, according to an Associated Press analysis of trade data. As recently as 2006, the U.S. was the larger trading partner for 127 countries, versus just 70 for China. By last year the two had clearly traded places: 124 countries for China, 76 for the U.S.