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Originally posted by k4rupt
Okay, now that we got that out of the way Shadow, let's discuss the topic eh?
Saying that China's military budget increase is a "threat" is basically an ignorant assumption.
Originally posted by deltaboy
Retake Taiwan by force if peaceful reunification fails, thats where the modernization of the China's military comes into play. Securing the oil routes, China's sees that oil is the life blood of their economy as well as keeping their military going. No doubt the U.S. response is to blockade and choke China to surrender or give up its objective if China decides to invade Taiwan.
Originally posted by ludaChris[/I]
Japan has the blessing of the US to take their military beyond a self defense force. [Japan’s Constitution - written by Gen. Douglas MacArthur - limits Japan’s military to defense and the money to 1% of GDP.] This is most defiantly geared towards the Chinese. And Japan’s nearly 5 trillion GDP, they could up their military spending into the hundreds of billions. Think of Japan with an army much like they had in WW2 as an ally of America in the future, that could be an amazing force. The Chinese of course will respond. This is hypothetical, but it would be very good for the US in terms of this growing rivalry we are now seeing. [Edited by Don W]