Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven speaks to service members inside the Pfingston Reception Center located on Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, January 10, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)

Navy SEAL Who Oversaw OBL Raid Says China’s Massive Military Buildup Is a ‘Holy S—‘ Moment

The legendary former Navy SEAL Adm. William McRaven said at an event on Wednesday that China’s technical and defense capabilities were quickly approaching — and sometimes surpassing — those of the US, representing what he called a “holy s—” moment for the US.

McRaven, who was the head of Joint Special Operations Command during the 2011 operation on the Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound, said at the Council on Foreign Relations event that “we need to make sure that the American public knows that now is the time to do something” about China’s rapid developments in research and technology that threaten US national security.

China is emerging as the most significant rival to the US, as outlined in a report by the Council on Foreign Relations released Wednesday. From hacking and intellectual-property theft to incursions in the South China Sea, China is asserting its dominance in the Pacific and its intention to compete militarily with the US.

Read more at Business Insider

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