Rumblings of China’s growing global influence have been heard for years now. These concerns seemed to quell once President Trump took the helm and refused to let the United States be pushed around by the Communist regime.
Now, under Biden, China’s President Xi, a brutal Communist dictator, has the United States exactly where he wants us — weak and unable to defend against their multitiered attacks.
Economically, China is thriving. This is a nation populated by billions and billions of people who’s entire existence is controlled by the government — including work. Chinese workers are notoriously pushed to their human limits and often sacrifice common Western ideals like ‘happiness’ and ‘career-life-balance’ for the benefit of the state. This gives the Communist regime a huge leg up on the United States, especially in the tech and cybersecurity space.
These concerns were justified by Pentagon software chief, Nicolas Chaillan. He believes the United States will have “no competing chance against China” in the cyber industry within the next two decades.
Chaillan resigned his post as the first chief software officer at the Pentagon last week over the slow pace of the United States’ cyber and tech development which is putting the nation at risk of falling behind China. In Chaillan’s view, the U.S. has already lost the battle.
“Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion,” Chaillan told a reporter in his first post-Pentagon interview. There is “good reason to be angry,” he added.
Chaillan blamed misallocation of military resources, overregulation, and the failure of U.S. tech companies to aid the federal government in tech research for the United States’ poor position on tech and cyber.
The former software chief explained his resignation in an open letter posted to LinkedIn on September 2.
“I realize more clearly than ever before that, in 20 years from now, our children, both in the United States and our Allies’, will have no chance competing in a world where China has the drastic advantage of population over the US,” he began.
You can read his full resignation letter here.
He went on to state that he was “underutilized and poorly leveraged” during his time in the Pentagon. He ripped Department of Defense leadership for poorly staffing IT departments with the DOD.
His words are bone chilling; the thought of Chinese takeover in any capacity is enough to frighten the population. It’s unlikely that Joe Biden can do anything to rectify this growing crisis in the Pentagon, but it’s obvious more red tape needs to be cut and bureaucracy needs to be lessened to strengthen America’s cybersecurity forces.
Author: Asa McCue