“Practicing for Conflict with China”

16 10 2014


“Practicing for Conflict with China”.  The largest U.S. Pacific live-fire war games in memory are underway right now near Guam.  The quote is not mine, but rather that of the BBC correspondent on the US Aircraft Carrier George Washington reporting from the scene.

“No one wants to talk about it openly” says the BBC man and yet he would not be there if the Americans didn’t want him to be headlining his video-report worldwide!   The fleet commander even gave him an exclusive “we are preparing” interview!

It’s a clear challenge/warning to Beijing.  And it comes just weeks in advance of President Obama’s State visit to China where he has not been since 2009.