China is a serious threat, militarily & otherwise.Handsome Josh Hawley is a rare senator who gets it

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    US senator seeks foreign policy reset and sees ‘clear and present danger’ from China

    "China has been in the midst of major military modernization and buildup for some years now, and we, frankly, have not appreciated the extent to which they are gaining a military and strategic advantage in the Indo-Pacific. Specifically, I’m thinking about the ability to project their power in a sort of quick strike on Taiwan.

    It’s not clear that we would be able to help resist a military strike, invasion of Taiwan before it was already done, before it’s a fait accompli. The National Defense Strategy sets out in somewhat alarming but very accurate terms China’s anti-access and area-denial capabilities, its seagoing capabilities, its ballistic missile and other advanced missile capabilities. It’s acquired the ability to deny us access at least for the short term, while projecting its power to the first island chain, if not beyond. That could really shift the balance of power in that region in a way that’s very unfavorable to us."

    our military was depleted until Don The Saviour came along!
     
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    Trump's tariffs are knocking their dicks in the dirt. Their GDP keeps dropping like a rock.
     
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    but they're so strong. SO STROOOOONG!
     
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    Watch: They'll be eating their own if Trump's trade war continues for any length of time...

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    It's taken china over 2 decades of OUR MONEY to build up their military.

    Along comes super-Trump & puts a halt to it in less than 2 years. He uses tariffs like a sword :banana:
     
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    Tariffs schmariffs. these people cant wait to kill us...all of us!
     
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    Don't get overly dramatic.
     
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    No, he's playing politics without benefit of expert insight. China is unpredictable to a certain degree, always has been. They are having some major problems right now but not something they couldn't overcome eventually. The biggest uncertainty for lack of a better word is Xi himself, he's become more strict, more totalitarian but that may be a sign his hold on power is tenuous. He has many enemies inside China and if one of them ultimately wins out China could go a whole different direction.
    That said the last thing we need to do right now is treat China as an enemy, go cold war on them, that would be stupid for a multitude of reasons primarily of which would be losing the good will of the Chinese people. That would drive them into the arms of Xi and his hardliners, we don't want that, we want us and our allies to constrain not contain to put proper pressure on Beijing so as not to alienate the Chinese.
     
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    ...who's ''we''' have not appreciated this.....??
    ....any one with military knowledge knows this
    ..we didn't beat them in Korea when we had naval and air superiority
     
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    Good grief.

    The stupid is strong with you.
     

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