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Is America Up for a Naval War with China?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Is America prepared for a naval clash in the South China Sea if Beijing continues to occupy and fortify islets and reefs she claims as her own? Are we prepared for a Cold War II — with China? While China lacks the strategic arsenal the USSR had in the latter years of the Cold War, economically, technologically and industrially, China is a far greater power than Soviet Russia ever was. And China's population is four times as large. Should we start issuing war guarantees to China's neighbors? Should we start putting down red lines China will not be allowed to cross? Have we considered how this all ends?