With the recent escalations in the Crimea involving the Russians and the Ukraine, Americans had better sit up and pay attention to Chinese ambitions concerning Taiwan ad even Japan. The Chinese have been building a substantial amphibious assault capability with the construction of amphibious assault ships, aircraft and ship to ship missile technology over the last fifteen years.
Thank former president Bill Clinton for giving the Chinese the telemetry technology they need to put their ICBM's on par with American missile technology. Now the best weapons technology estimates have made it public, that China has now developed "carrier killing missile technology" that America cannot defeat, along with an array of proposed space based satellite weapons that can be used against any target on the planet.
So tell me again? About America's plan to put forth a muscular response to China? By sending our carriers into their hood and by flying a few of our no longer stealthy B-2 bombers in proximity to their borders? Something tells me the Chinese are neither impressed or threatened by the weak minded reactions of this president or his now all but neutered and ball-less Pentagon command staff.
Yes, by all means, do watch and pay attention to the Chinese and their actions, because at the appropriate time, they will educate this president in the finer arts of international diplomacy through strength and projected power. They are already doing it.
April 27, 2014 7:52 p.m. ET The U.S. military has prepared options for a muscular response to any future Chinese provocations in the South and East China seas, ranging from displays of B-2 bomber flights near China to aircraft-carrier exercises near its coastal waters, officials said. Julian Barnes reports. Photo: Getty. WASHINGTON—The U.S. military has prepared options for a muscular response to any future Chinese provocations in the South and East China seas, ranging from displays of B-2 bomber flights near China to aircraft-carrier exercises near its coastal waters, officials said. The menu of options, described by officials briefed on the action plan, reflects concerns that U.S. allies in Asia have about the Obama administration's commitments to its security obligations, particularly after Russia's seizure of the Crimean peninsula.