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I hear some comments from people bewildered because America is being called the aggressor.
I wonder if China flew nuclear bombers within range of American shores if you would then see that as an aggressive move?
Go save a kangaroo lol.
Go save a kangaroo lol.
reply to post by Riffrafter
The US did make a statement condemning the action. China did nothing for days.
But I do know that letting that decree stand for any length of time would have been very dangerous for us & other countries around the world on many levels.
The flights came two days after China unilaterally announced the creation of a so-called "Air Defense Identification Zone" over several islands it and Japan have both claimed.
The aircraft were in China's newly declared air zone for about an hour, according to the U.S. official.
The planes' pilots did not identify themselves upon entering the disputed airspace, as China would have wanted, according to the official.
China's military, meanwhile, announced on its website early Wednesday that its navy's sole aircraft carrier was heading toward the South China Sea.
As with U.S. aircraft carriers, it doesn't travel alone: Two guided missile destroyers and two guided missile frigates are accompanying the massive ship as part of its group.
…the carrier group's mission is to conduct scientific experiments and military training.
reply to post by Senduko
None taken, this is just a civil discussion.
As Wrabbit pointed out, the Japanese constitution limits them to defensive forces only, and severely limits those. In return, the US provides the bulk of protection for Japan. That's why we forward base a carrier group there, as well as having several air bases, and ground units in the area.
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 Agent_USA_Supporter
You can see it how you want to. The Japanese and the Japanese government see it as a treaty between the two countries that provides them protection. Your opinion, my opinion, and anyone else's opinion is irrelevant. It's how they see it that matters.