July 12, 2014

America's Dangerous $5 Trillion Bet

Harry Kazianis, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Over $5 Trillion dollars of goods move across the hotly disputed waters of the South China Sea on an annual basis—and China seems focused on turning the area into its special sphere of influence.

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