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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:45 p.m. PST

"The reasons why the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC) avoided total war, let alone a nuclear exchange, during their armed conflict in the autumn of 2025 remain a source of dispute. What is clearer is why the Sino-American Littoral War broke out, and what course it took. The United States lost part of its position in Asia, while China found its gains an unexpected burden. The resulting cold war between the United States and China became the defining feature of geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific in the middle of the 21st century. To understand what happened and why, we must start with the political environment between Washington and Beijing in the years leading up to the war, look at their military assets and assess the balance of power in the western Pacific at the outset of hostilities. Only then will analysts be able to interpret the political and military decisions taken by both sides.

With the end of the Cold War between the West and the Communist East, American policymakers turned to constructing a new great-power relationship with China despite growing strains between the two countries. Under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Washington steadily attempted to integrate China into what liberal internationalists called the ‘rules-based international order'. While the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations midwifed the PRC's entrance into the World Trade Organization, successive presidents ignored growing evidence of China's industrial and cyber espionage against both the US government and private American businesses. It was, however, during the Barack Obama administration that the real seeds of the 2025 Littoral War were sown.

The Obama administration developed the Bush administration's high-level bilateral talks into a ‘Strategic and Economic Dialogue' and energetically engaged the Chinese government. Yet serious challenges to Asian regional stability emerged during Obama's two terms. Most egregiously, Beijing decided to build and fortify islands in disputed maritime territory in the South China Sea. Ownership of various coral reefs and shoals in the Spratly and Paracel island chains had long been contested between China and a host of Southeast Asian countries, many of which had built modest defensive installations on some of their possessions. Yet Beijing claimed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments at a regional security meeting in 2010 demonstrated US antagonism toward China's rightful claims…"
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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 9:16 a.m. PST

I fear this a reasonable forecast.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 11:05 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 8:40 p.m. PST

This is practically a game plan for what will happen.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 11:28 a.m. PST

Agree!.


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