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Entries in China (4)

Tuesday
Nov302010

The Korean crisis demonstrates the need for a strong United States Navy

From: The Daily Caller

By: Robert C. O'Brien

Wednesday
Aug042010

The World Ignores Hillary Clinton as The Obama Administration Slashes US Defenses

The Daily Caller

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears at least to be trying to restore American prestige abroad. Talking tough in Asia last week, she stared across the DMZ and told the North Koreans to back off. In Vietnam she asserted that the United States still had a “national interest” in the region. She intimated that America would not allow China to bully ASEAN nations into giving up their rights in the South China Sea or restrict our freedom of navigation through one of the world’s busiest oceans. It is striking that Clinton, the most liberal Secretary of State since Cyrus Vance, is the most hawkish member of the administration’s national security team.

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Wednesday
May052010

America Must Immediately Reverse the Downsizing of its Navy as China Grows on the High Seas

The Huffington Post

The United States Navy is of critical importance to the defense of this country and to maintaining freedom of the seas internationally. Freedom of navigation, as ensured by the Navy, is critical to America's ability to project power by moving men and equipment over 70 percent of the earth's surface and to maintaining world trade and commerce. The Navy's missions in this regard have expanded significantly in recent years. Simultaneously, the Navy faces a strategic challenge from China in the Pacific. Yet the number of ships in the fleet continues to fall. If this trend is not reversed quickly, American security and influence in the world will be diminished for many years to come.

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Tuesday
Jan192010

China's Africa Play

From: CBS News

By: Robert C. O'Brien