Mark Collins – The Asian Maritime Cockpit: The Dragon, the US Navy and the South China Sea

Further to this post,

The Dragon and the South China Sea: Faits Accomplis? (US Navy?)

the USN admiral heading US Pacific Command pushes back publicly at a US Senate committee.  What does the White House (POTUS personally?) think of the admiral’s testimony?  Can China be restrained diplomatically (good luck)?  The most dangerous part of the world should someone start shooting for whatever reason?  One is feeling most distinctly hinky:

Harris: PACOM Needs More Subs, Long-Range Missiles To Counter Chinese Threats

Top Admiral Asks US Allies to Help Buzz China’s Fake Islands

China Seeks ‘Hegemony’ in Asia: Adm. Harris, PACOM

What could possibly go wrong?  Will the Canadian media take serious notice?

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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18 thoughts on “Mark Collins – The Asian Maritime Cockpit: The Dragon, the US Navy and the South China Sea”

  1. But:

    “China on Thursday confirmed it would send warships to join a major U.S.-hosted naval drill this summer, even as tension between the world’s two largest economies mounts over the South China Sea.

    The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC, is billed as the world’s largest international maritime exercise, held every two years in Hawaii in June and July…”
    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/02/25/world/asia/25reuters-china-defence-usa-exercises.html

    CF, esp. RCN, also take part–2014:

    “Exercise RIMPAC 2014: The Eagle, the Dragon…and the Loon”
    https://cgai3ds.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/mark-collins-naval-exercise-rimpac-2014-the-eagle-the-dragon-and-the-loon/

    Mark Collins

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