A new Pentagon report says China is working on a significant buildup of its military might that could make it a force to be reckoned with not only in Asia, but around the world. Pentagon officials, while uncertain of Chinas intent, see this as a potential threat. Meanwhile, China insists that they are simply modernizing and that the U.S. is blowing matters all out of proportion.

Some writers have noted that if the Chinese have no ill will toward the United States, then any threat is greatly diminished. On the other hand, if China has ulterior motives, then the threat increases in proportion to that ill-will. Even so, the buildup does make China a powerful force and it is rapidly increasing its status as a world power rapidly. China is developing nuclear warheads that can be mounted on submarines, giving it the ability to make a nuclear strike anywhere in the world. READ MORE