Browsing All posts tagged under »South China Sea«

Our National Interest And The South China Sea

September 7, 2019 by

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By Walter Lohman ~ It’s difficult to explain how a country goes about defining its national interests. Sure, we know the policy processes. We know the considerations. Interests in borders, war, and peace are easy to understand. But why are other, more abstract interests, such as American concern for the freedom of navigation in a […]

Fading U.S. Influence In Asia

February 13, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ If one requires any evidence that the United States is a fading power, the recent events in the South China Sea offer ample evidence. Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft and, to add to the humiliation rebuked the Obama administration for any surveillance near China. The incident took […]

Tribal Australia: China Deploys Chinese Australians To Influence Our Politics

April 13, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Chinese Australians have played little active part in politics. But once they flex their muscle we may have yet more reason to worry about the tribalisation of Australia – how mass immigration and the multicultural project divided us into tribes pledging loyalty to their own “race”, faith or country of origin. […]

The Art Of War

December 2, 2015 by

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By Herbert London ~ In Sun Tzu’s The Art of War present Chinese military strategy in the South China Sea comes into focus. Tzu argued that the best war is one not waged, one in which the cleverest leader wins without fighting. The Chinese declaration over its perimeter zone incorporates a number of islands claimed […]

In South China Sea Dispute, Did America Blink First?

November 9, 2015 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a rare exercise of foreign policy backbone, President Obama exhibited Reaganesque-like leadership against China last month-or did he? China has been building bases upon its manmade islands in the South China Sea-making a 12-mile radius territorial water claim. To protest this, President Obama dispatched a […]

Chinese Aggression In The South China Sea

June 2, 2015 by

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By Herbert London ~ Recognizing the unwillingness of the Obama administration to assert itself in foreign affairs, the Chinese government has engaged in a major strategic effort to maintain sovereignty over the vast South China Sea, a body of water larger than the Mediterranean and an area long recognized as sea lanes under international law. […]

China Sets Out To Claim High Seas

April 16, 2015 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ Check this: In a brazen move, the People’s Republic of China is now building “islands” in the South China Sea to bolster its position against several other East Asian countries – and the United States. Yes, I said “building.” China is actually dredging sand and piling it up on existing […]

Trying To “Contain” China Makes No Sense. So What’s The Right Strategy?

December 23, 2013 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ In 1962, the Beatles auditioned for Decca Records. Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro. And China invaded India. More than 2,000 died in the harsh mountain combat. A self-declared “non-aligned” power, India never expected to be attacked by a Cold War protagonist. Unprepared, New Delhi threw ground troops into the fight, […]

China Develops “Kill Weapon” To Destroy U.S. Aircraft Carriers

April 1, 2009 by

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Posted By Pat Dollard US Naval Institute: Advanced missile poses substantial new threat for U.S. Navy With tensions already rising due to the Chinese navy becoming more aggressive in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy seems to have yet another reason to be deeply concerned. After years of conjecture, […]