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What is the U.S. strategy in the South China Sea?

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  1. Battle of Bach Dang River

    Battle of Bach Dang River SENIOR MEMBER

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    What is the U.S. strategy in the South China Sea?
    May. 17, 2012

    So what is the U.S. strategy in the South China Sea?

    The U.S. strategy can be summarized in one sentence: to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

    As Simon Tisdall, of the Guardian, puts it, "China syndrome dictates Washington's Asia-Pacific strategy. Barack Obama has no wish to conjure the specter of a new cold war but is determined to beat back any Chinese bid for hegemony in Asia-Pacific."

    To do so, the first step in the U.S. South China Sea strategy is to build up the defense capabilities of the Philippines and other members of ASEAN so to improve their ability to protect their own shores.

    As George Amurao, of Mahidol University in Bangkok, said, "Washington's openness towards Manila's military wish list suggests a belief that well-armed smaller claimants can keep China at bay. In an official statement released by the Philippines on May 3, the U.S. government has agreed to triple the Foreign Military Financing it will award to the Philippines in 2012."

    As part of Washington's high-profile foreign policy shift toward the Asia-Pacific, the U.S. also is going beyond ASEAN to enhance and enlarge its alliance system with other key states in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Japan, South Korea and India. To counterbalance China's growing power, the Obama administration announced the establishment of a permanent military base in Darwin, Australia. Amid the global troop cuts, U.S. ballistic missile defense cooperation with Japan is well advanced, and the U.S. military presence in South Korea will be reinforced. And Washington's desire to contain China's ambitions is a driving force behind the recent rapprochement with New Delhi.

    Finally, to safeguard one of the busiest sea lanes in the world, the U.S. evolving Asia-Pacific strategy includes a stronger presence in the South China Sea. "This area is growing in importance to the future of the U.S. economy and our national security," announced Panetta, "this means improving capabilities that maintain our military's technological edge and freedom of action."

    While an all out U.S.-China shooting war in South China Sea is not an inevitability, the U.S.' new South China Sea strategy represents a delicate tightrope act, one that aims to contain China's growing territorial ambitions in the South China Sea but avoid to oblige the U.S. to an open confrontation with China.

    What is the U.S. strategy in the South China Sea? | Coshocton Tribune | coshoctontribune.com
     
  2. DelhiDareDevil

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    To stop China bullying all the other small nations!!!
     
  3. Battle of Bach Dang River

    Battle of Bach Dang River SENIOR MEMBER

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    And to contain the unlimited greed of those who are immature.
     
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    Anything like the Truman doctrine equipped allied nations with weapons and money. Won't be a full blown war. Didn't happen against the Soviets.
     
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    Conventional warfare

    China won't dare attack. :usflag:
     
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    To stop big fat China from bullying all the other smaller and weaker nations!!! And to maintain peace.
     
  7. Raphael

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    I don't think I've called anyone I dislike "big" and "fat" since I was in elementary school. Do monkeys have a slower maturation rate or something?
     
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    I forgot...over there in China, the Chinese are shouting in high heavens that they are being bullied by their smaller and weaker
    neighbor, the Philippines. China is portraying herself as the victim. I don't think the international community will gonna believe
    that.
     
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    USA is father of both your countrie, of course, you talk in behalf of your father.
    Sorry, your viet are much more greedy than us, I think you will not forget your ambition that the third strongest power in the world! Yes, we are immature, We just learn how to be superpower, whether give some lession to some countries that are greedy and are food encough to reject the face. of course, the ungrateful country is included in the list, Chinese remembe that who betray us, who help us!! you viet is much smarter than Phillippine, But can't compare with china!
    You are doing these always, Sorry, you should do better!
    It depend on what kind of country? And dare you attack China, I mean conventional warfare, we know our strength, yes, we can't compare with you now, But around china, If the war between USA and China happen, Don't think that you will finish it like you do in Iraq!! We will not attack you firstly, But if you dare, you will regret like 60 years ago!!
    And another question, do you really prepare for face-to-face conflict with China for Phillippine?
    Sorry, we don't portray ourself as the victim, and we don't need the world belive that, That's you do! It is you that portray yourself as the weakness, Don't think we don't know what do you think? Frankly, Viet is much smarter than you, Through the comflict, it reinforce the reason that why you Phillippine become poor from the most richest countries in asian 50 years ago! to be a normal country, You should know what's the self dignity. And by the way, You presient and many high official are pupil, They don't know how to deal with the affair, Anyone can talk tough, you should advice they finish their study, and don't always said USA will protect you, that will degrade yourself, it can't scare anyone!!!
    On the topic, that's the point! but we all know it, even more!
     
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    To promote an environment of intransigence and belligerence in the region so the local participants don't seek to resolve their differences diplomatically.

    The resulting state of perpetual semi-warlike posture will make sure the locals remain preoccupied in the neighborhood instead of working together for mutual benefit and to challenge the established hegemony.

    P.S. Keep them divided and at each others' throat -- oldest play in the game book.
     
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    not "bullied" by Pinoys or vietcongs but "harrassed" just like indian cheerleaders.Those are growing pain in the @ss!
     
  12. ChinaToday

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    that s right vietnam is greedy and immature couldnt agreed more
     
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    vietnam is too greedy and they are equal to ingratitude
     
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    People all over the world now know that China is the bad guy and the Philippines is just a small country being bullied by a
    bigger country(big fat China) but standing its ground because Philippines is in the right.

    The US should maintain a strong presense in the SCS to remind the 600lbs gorilla(China) that there's a 1500lbs gorilla(US) that's
    ready to kick China's @ss if she keeps on bullying and terrorizing her smaller and weaker neighbors.

    China's basis for claiming the SCS is because it's called south CHINA sea...which is absurd. China has yet to produce her
    historical evidence...no 1200's map to show.

    The Philippines has an indisputable ownership and sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal. China's just a landgrabber.
     
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    Oh yeah said a false flag indian:lol: