Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Overstating China’s military threat

It is hard to believe that, at a time of growing consensus among American voters and officials that this nation should start reducing the number of military personnel stationed around the world, the Obama administration wants to reestablish a military “footprint” in the Philippines [“U.S. seeks to expand presence in Philippines,” front page, Jan. 26]. Apparently, our reason for sending a “strong signal” to Beijing is associated with some disputed territories in the South China Sea.

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