Prof Huisken, attached to ANU's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, told AAP on Thursday both nations were making military decisions exclusively to counter each other.
This was borne out in China's decision to build its own aircraft carrier fleet, and the US's increasing presence in the Asia-Pacific.
Yes, you heard it...a Cold War. The world does not need a new war, not a cold one, and definitely not a hot one.
The USA feels threatened by China, and as such is looking for solutions to increase their military strength in the Pacific. Australia, being one of the biggest US allies is seen as a strategic staging ground to combat the ever rising might of China.
It is sad to see that Australia is at the centre of this Cold War. Even worse is that Australia is playing games while in this position. Trading with some countries, sanctions on others (their enemies)...we are doomed if the # were to hit the fan.
If some of you call bull# on this Australian regarding this cold war position, i will tell you that China has already accused the US of starting a Cold War. Considering this, it is fact...a Cold War has begun.
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