- May 18, 2011
Oh come on now, you actually believe the US are acting out of any concern for other nations? Against the big bad China.It's not the spending, its the activities. China has arbitrarily expanded its borders to encompass the entire South China Sea and put every country in that region at risk. The US is doing the right thing standing up to them because none of the countries in the region are capable of it.
It's not. I'm not sure where that idea came from. The F22 is still the USAF's most capable air superiority fighter by some margin. Cost and the assumption that it wouldn't be needed killed it, not capability,
The US cares only to maintain its global strategic presence which is nothing more than parking your military at someone else's door. You can't then accuse the other nation of creating a cold war when there's fairly unremarkable land disputes.
Considering recent US history it takes a warped view to think they're not the aggressors across the globe. If anything we could do with a Chinese presence to counteract the regular US invasions.