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April 17, 2017

How dangerous and unstable would Asia become without the Seventh Fleet?

The Navy points to two different threats.
The first is China, which has territorial claims against most of its neighbors. Taiwan comes immediately to mind, of course, but the Chinese government is also disputing ownership of the oil-rich Spratly Islands with Vietnam and the Philippines. If North Korea were to collapse, moreover, the Chinese Army could take over its territory before South Korea or the U.S. had time to intervene. China is building a very large deepwater fleet—the first in its history. (South Korea and Japan are similarly increasing their naval power.) Thus far, this Chinese fleet seldom moves far from China’s territorial waters, something that surprises the Seventh Fleet leadership. The lack of a high-seas tradition, perhaps? - - George Washington Patrols the Pacific

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 17, 2017 10:20 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"The Navy points to two different threats."
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Smart people avoid threats.

Retards jump right in the middle of them. Then beg for sympathy when they get their ass kicked.

Why, it's like they haven't a brain at all!

pffft...

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 17, 2017 1:06 PM

The conservative position: bring our naval fleets home, and position each ship 10 feet up onto the shore, pointing outward.

Absurd!

Posted by: Casey Klahn at April 17, 2017 1:53 PM

The absurdity is Americans who constantly look for excuses to horn into other peoples' business. Additionally, the Navy Establishment is, somehow, an objective, disinterested observer. Right.

Posted by: Quent at April 17, 2017 7:17 PM

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