Skip to comments.America's China mistake (Obama shares U.S. naval strategy with China)
Posted on 05/30/2013 8:56:14 PM PDT by traumer
As Beijing becomes more bellicose, Washington clings to the hope that military-to-military relations will somehow relieve tensions. They won't.
This spring, China's navy accepted the Pentagon's invitation to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC naval exercise to be held off Hawaii. This will be the first time China takes part in the biennial event.
Our allies should signal their intent to withdraw from the exercise if China participates. Failing that, the invitation should be withdrawn. RIMPAC is for allies and friends, not nations planning to eventually wage war on the United States. Russia sent ships in 2012, but while its senior officers may occasionally utter unfriendly words, they are not actively planning to fight the United States. Analyst Robert Sutter was surely correct when he wrote in 2005 that "China is the only large power in the world preparing to shoot Americans."
That assessment, unfortunately, remains true today. Beijing is configuring its forces especially its navy to fight ours. For instance, China has deployed along its southern coast its DF-21D, a two-stage solid-fuel missile that can be guided by satellite signals. The missile is dubbed the "carrier killer" because it can be configured to explode in midair, raining down sharp metal on a deck crowded with planes, ordinance, fuel and sailors. Its apparent intent is to drive U.S. forces out of East Asia.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Hussein’s motto: “Anything to hurt America.”
LA Times? Maybe they can drop that Obama video and help us out here. Something has got to happen...while we’re busy laughing at Obama’s Syria redline...Obama and his corruptocrats are doing the touchdown dance on our rights and laws.
Israel did this with Islamic Turkey. ‘Wonder how that worked out?
The next Pearl Harbor disaster will be by invitation.
I hold out little hope that someone who knows what they are talking about (we’re getting increasingly unpopular on FR) can make a dent in the clueless outrage sure to fill this thread, but here goes....
1) Can’t really go into it but we’ve learned quite of interesting information from previous exercises with the Chinese, including their weaknesses - more than they learn about us.
2) RIMPAC isn’t the “real” exercise. VALIANT SHIELD is the “real” exercise and I assure you that the Chinese will never, ever, be invited to that one.
The Chinese having a small role in RIMPAC is like a rival coach stopping by for a few minutes during NFL OTAs in the Spring.
VALIANT SHIELD is the Thursday full-pads practice before the Super Bowl.
Even if (and i accept what you’re saying) thats all true we still have their relentless thievery of information by hacking and other more traditional methods. Every little thing including RIMPAC will go towards making them more confident that they can whip us.
As to Valiant Shield how precisely does one conduct naval exercises in this day and age in any sort of secrecy?
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