Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fwd: Despite Its Roar, China’s Military Is a Paper Tiger


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From: Capt.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/06/24/Despite-Its-Roar-China-s-Military-Paper-Tiger
DAVID AXE,
Reuters 
June 24, 2015

Both of these statements are true:

1)     China possesses a rapidly improving military that, in certain local or regional engagements, could match — and even defeat — U.S. forces in battle.

2)    In military terms, China is a paper dragon that, despite its apparent strength, is powerless to intervene in world events far from its shores.

Seeing the distinction between these two ideas is the key to understanding China's strategic aims, its military means and the threat, if any, that the country poses to its neighbors, the United States and the existing world order.

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