October 22, 2012

Obama's China Policy a Massive Failure

Aaron Friedberg, RealClearWorld

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The administration's tough rhetoric is belied by its decisions to cut deeply into defense spending. Planned reductions in the size of the Navy, the principle instrument for projecting U.S. power into the Asia-Pacific region, are especially troubling. When it comes to Asia, the Obama administration has been talking too loudly and carrying too small a stick. Our regional friends and allies welcome signs of increased American attention, but they worry that the United States may lack the resources, and the resolve, to follow through.

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