26 Feb '15, 9pm

McCain Points To ‘Dramatic Change’ In Chinese-Built Islands in S China Sea … via @BreakingDefense

You touch on some good points. But your view is quite clearly biased and fails to take into account quite a few factors. The PLAN does not yet own the South China Sea region, and here are eight counter-reasons as to why. 1. The US maintains active mutual defence treaties with several states in this region, including Japan and the Philippines (go take a look at the US Treaties in Force list if you don’t believe me). While the US may have an external position of neutrality regarding territorial claim arguments, make no mistake- if military action is taken against one of these states, the US Navy will be able to defend them. 2. Ongoing discussions are taking place with regards to arming the Ukrainian government with heavier weapons. Some might think that the US and Europe will leave Ukraine to fend for itself- this is clearly not the case. The vast majority of European govern...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2015/02/mccain-points-to-drama...

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