March 17, 2011
America's Navy and Rise of China
George Will, Washington Post
The Chinese, too, have studied World War II and, according to some here at the college, have concluded that the Japanese experience is relevant for Chinese war planning. Japan was defeated by sea and air blockades plus the threat of invasion. As one person here puts it, America ensured its victory when it controlled the Luzon Strait, a choke point between the Philippines and Taiwan.
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