- Armed Services Committee Chairman Warns US And China “Headed For World War III”
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Given that China’s President Xi Jinping started the year by obliquely warning the US to stay out of Taiwan’s business, perhaps it’s not surprising that Senators are starting to join US military commanders in warning Americans not to underestimate the threat posed by China’s unprecedented military buildup in the Pacific.
In the latest – and perhaps the most stark – warning to date, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma – who recently took over as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee – warned during a hearing about the challenges posed by China and Russia on Tuesday that people need to better understand the threats both countries pose to the international world order that America helped create, according to the Military Times.
America has stood idly by as China has built airstrips and military bases out of a series of rocky atolls in the Spratley Archipelago, preparing to flex its military muscle in the Pacific. China’s increasingly aggressive behavior was on display last fall when a Chinese Navy ship nearly rammed the USS Decatur while it was carrying out a “freedom of operation” mission.