The Rights and Wrongs of China’s Air Defense Zone
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  • AD_Rtr_OS

    Didn’t we just send a flight of Buffs over the newly proclaimed ADIZ, and what was the Chinese reaction to that?

    • TommyTwo

      Buffs beat bluff.

  • Anthony

    As aspiring regional hegemon, ADIZ declaration comports with last paragraph. For China, it is neither right nor wrong (yin and yang) but a conflict of and between interests.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “The South China Sea is China’s Caribbean, and Beijing wants sovereignty over it.”

    Please, China is unjustly claiming the south china sea a 1,000 km from it’s own shores. Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan all have better claims than China to the islands, and seas of their economic zones. This is an arrogant, greedy, and blatant territory grab by China, which feels it can bully everyone. It doesn’t have anything to do with the US, which has been in the neighborhood for well over a hundred years and many wars. Comparing the south china sea to the Caribbean is unjustifiable, as China has border disputes on all of its borders even North Korea.

  • Tim

    WRM, I think there’s one difference in your analogy between the US and Western European Countries. The Western Europeans (France and Britain) pulled out of their own accord because of their more pressing local requirements (World War I primarily, but WW-II also until the defense zones were established, which the U.K. wanted).

    If the U.S. does it here, it will be a much, much bigger problem – the U.S. can’t or won’t do it versus nation that really is a dangerous military competitor – unlike America in the early years of the 1900’s to England and France.

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