We should let the Yanks go it alone, they'll end up completely broke begging for our help and and we can start empire building again
America wouldn't be in the position it is if they banned US companies from setting up in China consider the regime is ungrateful to the American Pilots that flew in aid of that nation when they were invaded by the Japs.
In view of the level of cuts taking place already, I thought that was Defence Council policy as of next year ..."Didn't Vietnam dish out a kicking to china a while ago? Vietnamese are tough little bastards."
Actually if you look back there are very few people who haven't been given a good shoeing by the Viets - invade Vietnam - get the crap kicked out of you till you give up and go away. Perhaps we should look at re-equipping the Armed forces with black pajama's, sandals made of car tyres, bicycles and AK 47's?
From memory, the record is that since the Viets broke away from the Southern Han, there have been 16 wars between Vietnamese ancestor nations and Chinese ones. The score is about 14-2 to Vietnam.
Even Ghengis stopped short at the Hue. That ought to tell you something.
plus the south china sea is not a good place to put their carrier as everybody is shopping at ivans supersonicantishipmissilesrus.com
considering the Russians spent forty years figuring the best way to make the Nimitz go glug glug and what they came up is get a couple of tons of HE and fly it really really fast at the carrier
Well the Americans have equipped the new USS Gerald Ford with the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile (ESSM), Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) and a mixture of active and passive ECM and seem to believe that they have a realistic counter to threats like the P-270 Moskit. Who knows? There's only realistic way to find out...