It's been one side effect of China's aggressive posture in the South China Sea is it has made all countries look to the U.S. as a potential partner or aid to counter.ChipSpike wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:33 pmhttps://www.csis.org/analysis/unlikely- ... artnershipDozy wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:45 pmWut?Flyin Ryan wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:29 pmYeah, pretty much. All states there see the Chinese as the state most likely to go to war with them. Vietnam's defence strategy for example is heavily China-focused.
do you live in some sort of parallel universive?
Did you watch, see, read or review any of the fairly emphatic statements out of Hanoi of late.
"The current depth and breadth of the U.S.-Vietnam partnership was not a foregone conclusion. It is the result of decades of hard work and perseverance from both sides. Positive trends in the relationship today can be traced to collaborative efforts to resolve legacies of war, as well as shared threat perceptions regarding China."
I do believe the next semi-major conflict in the world on the horizon is something off the coast of east Asia that will involve China. My gut says not Taiwan just because that might be too brazen to force a reaction. The best conflict is one where you have an underlying pretense (sovereignty in the South China Sea), against a country you can win relatively quickly, and one you don't believe anyone is coming to help your adversary (Duterte-led Philippines? although I saw Manny Pacquiao might run for president).