CAN THE EAGLE CONTAIN THE DRAGON?
You Got A Dragon? They Taste Great With A little Tabasco.
The DIPLOMAT recently sponsored and reported on a debate over whether or not the United States could blockade China if they don't relinquish their over reaching territorial claims against their neighbors, most especially those we have formal defensive treaties with. Could the U.S. given our present naval strength as compared to China's contain the PLAN (Chinese Navy) within the "First Island Chain" and maintain a "blockade at a distance cutting off China's commerce? Our thought is that the U.S. could carry that task if they started tomorrow. As the defense budget continues to be cut across the board in response to sequestration naval power suffers disproportionately. In short our advantage is shrinking. But that's just what we think below is a lead in and a link to what the debaters thought: