Re: Why leave the door open to China?
OK, see your point: so let's revise our theory and say that China is in collusion with the DOD and will contract to add special secret hardware to each unit in finished products; something so secret that they didn't take a chance to contract with an American company.
Perhaps brainwave signature entrainment with silent sound modulation??? :-o
The other thing is, the Oriental culture thinks differently about getting handouts and assistance from the West. They have different values when it comes to honor, pride, and making as big a fool of the enemy as possible.
Forget Sun Tzu: think more like the Marx Brothers' art of warfare.