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reply to post by Zaphod58
But once again, the US can't help stick it's nose somewhere it's not needed or required.
Japan, in a qualitative sense, has one of the best militaries in the area. However, they would, at best, be able to hold off a serious attack by China long enough for a US response to arrive in the area.
reply to post by Senduko
If you prefer China's oppressive regime and total lack of regard for international law and human rights please feel free to support it.
Zaphod58Does the US have a treaty with either one of those territories? Or is that between the UK and them. The US has a defense treaty with Japan that requires the defense of Japanese territory. As far as I'm aware it doesn't have anything of the sort with either Argentina or Gibraltar.
reply to post by LeBombDiggity
I understand them probably better than most people on here do. I also understand the threat level imposed by them better than most people on here do. A B-52, while being a threat, is nowhere near the threat level of a B-1, which is nowhere near the threat level of a B-2. It's a question of finding the right message to send, which the B-52 fits perfectly. A fighter is too little, and a B-1/B-2 is too much. A B-52 sends just the right message.