China Invited to watch war games

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    China to send officers to watch US military drill in Guam, FM spokesman (3 CBG's off Guam now)
    People's Daily ^ | June 9, 2006


    Posted on 06/18/2006 3:48:52 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster


    China to send officers to watch US military drill in Guam, FM spokesman

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said on Thursday that China has accepted the offer to observe the US military exercise codenamed "Valiant Shield 2006" in Guam.

    The offer was given by William Fallon, Commander of US Forces in Pacific, during his visit to China in May, the first invitation of this kind extended by the United States.

    Liu also briefed on the eighth annual round of Sino-US defense consultations held in Beijing on June 8. The Chinese side believes that cooperation between the two armies is an important part of the general China-US cooperation, which will help boost the mutual trust and promote China-U.S. constructive and cooperative relations, he said.http://209.157.64.201/focus/f-news/1651568/posts :wtf:
     
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    Well, I suppose one not connected with reality would fall for all of that. Can anyone at all remember when was the last time the Chinese invited the American military to watch their "war games"?
     
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    I think it's more of a show of force than anything. As in, 'Act up, and we'll be doing this off your coast.'
     
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    That's what I'm thinking. Seeing our military, especially our navy, is enough to make any potential enemy piss himself. As a nation across an ocean from most of its enemies, our navy has grown in power even beyond the mightiest days of the British Empire or the gold bought Spanish Armada.
     
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    I'm betting that China knows just about as much about the American military as the Americans do, but they're going to take advantage of every opportunity we are willing to give them to learn "up close and personal". Saves them a little time in the clandestine arena, you know.
     
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    Whose (non-military) idea was this? :wtf:
     
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    Exactly. If the idea is to encourage cooperation, then where is our invite to watch their war games?

    Unless we're going to blow a little hot air up their skirt, like "yeah, this is how we do it", and then that being far from the truth. The ole shuck and jive game.
     
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    Why the heck would we want to watch one of their wargames? What, watch a bunch of corrupt, badly equiped, 5 generations behind us, pathetic piece of s**t army romp around Inner Mongolia? Thanks but no thanks.
     
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    Might be entertaining to see how they manuver 125,000,000 troops.
     
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    They maneuver that many troops by pointing in a general direction and then say "Go that way!"
     

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