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China encroaching on U.S. military dominance in Pacific, says top admiral – Washington Times | 1913 Intel


China encroaching on U.S. military dominance in Pacific, says top admiral – Washington Times | 1913 Intel.

‘“Our historic dominance that most of us in this room have enjoyed is diminishing, no question,” Adm. Locklear, chief of U.S. Pacific Command’

Dean Cheng, an analyst at the Heritage Foundation, suggests that the Admiral implies we can mold China into a version of ourselves. As the role of the US diminishes then China can take over that same role of providing security for everyone. Dean then sets us straight:

‘China is not interested in providing security for everyone and, frankly, not even for anyone other than itself. This is the kind of bizarre lens that led one of Adm. Locklear’s predecessors to offer to help China with its carrier development.”’

The views of Adm. Locklear are bizarre but reflect modern liberal thinking. But, that means he does not understand the nature of the Chinese leaders putting US security in pretty serious danger. Dean’s crack about one of Adm. Locklear’s predecessors is stunning.

“Our historic dominance that most of us in this room have enjoyed is diminishing, no question,” Adm. Locklear, chief of U.S. Pacific Command, said Wednesday at a naval conference in Virginia.

“The problem with this formulation is, for whom does Adm. Locklear think China will be providing security?” said Dean Cheng, an analyst at the Heritage Foundation. “The implicit answer is ‘to everyone,’ because the assumption is that we can somehow mold China into being ourselves — that China will see its interests as somehow congruent and coincident with those of the United States, and therefore China will assume the mantle of regional provider of public goods.

“But this is a remarkable assumption, especially in light of recent Chinese behavior. China is not interested in providing security for everyone and, frankly, not even for anyone other than itself. This is the kind of bizarre lens that led one of Adm. Locklear’s predecessors to offer to help China with its carrier development.”

China encroaching on U.S. military dominance in Pacific, says top admiral – Washington Times


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