Shared Text: US Defense Calls China ‘Voldemort’

When Harry Potter shapes the vocabulary of the Pentagon, Generation Hex is carrying the nuclear football. And we definitely have reached Shared Text status —

While Washington’s Asian allies look to it for leadership, the Obama administration has (like its predecessor) taken China’s professed good intentions at face value.  Things have gotten so bad that in the Pentagon some now refer to China as “Voldemort,” the evil wizard from the Harry Potter series who is often referred to as “he who must not be named.”

The “Voldemort Effect” is seen in the Defense Department’s recently published Quadrennial Defense Review, which cites the growing threat posed by anti-access and area-denial capabilities….. (The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2010, p. A13).

See also the original report at Defense Studies. H/T Nicole!

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