Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

This should sure get the attention of PEOTUS Trump–the rest of the headline:

…as an arms race heats up in Asia.
China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up from $123 billion in 2010, according to a new report by IHS Jane’s.

Very relevant:

Can the US Cope With a Big War Against a Major Power? Part 2

USAF “Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With China”

RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle

US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

Rising Sun’s Yen for Defence Spending, Part 3

Take that Dragon! Indian PM Modi Embraces the Rising Sun (plus the Eagle and the Bear)

A real Asian military cockpit, what? Meanwhile quite a few Canadians want to embrace the Chicoms.

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


5 thoughts on “Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…””

  1. Nixon and Kissinger brought the US together with China vs the Soviet Union, which was the main threat at the time. Might Trump–sensibly–recognize China as the major growing threat to the US and see an eventual possibility of working with the Bear vs the Dragon? Remember that realistically Chinese and Russian interests have little in common in Asia, nor do the Chinese share Russian interests in Europe or the Middle East.

    Just wondering. Rather “Wishin’ and hopin'”

    After I wrote the above I saw on “The Situation Room” on CNN, at around 1732 December 13, a reporter outside the NY Trump Tower saying that PEOTUS considers China the number one geopolitical issue (cannot find a video). Hmmm.

    See for background:

    “The Bear, the Dragon and Eurasia”

    “China’s New Silk Road and Eurasia: Russia Watch Out”

    One needs to keep one’s eye on the big geopolitical game in the Heartland:

    Mark Collins

  2. A wise tweet from John Schindler about possible US/China war:

    Mark Collins

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