T Minus Two Years for a War with China

First of all, how do we know that the war with China is definitely on the agenda?  We tend to rationalize other countries' behavior because it is hard to accept, in this day and age, that a country would go to war just for the sake of it.  Thus, there is a theory that China is just testing the limits of what it can get away with in the South China Sea, the Senkakus, etc., like a two-year-old testing the limits of tolerated behavior, but will stop short of war. It was the same situation prior to World War II.  There were some individuals who saw what was coming and prepared accordingly.  A few years ago, I was at a reception in Washington at which the guest of honor was Gen. Edward Rowny, then aged 96.  As a teenager, Edward Rowny attended the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  He saw that Germany was preparing for war, so he came back to enroll at West Point.  At about the same time, a British air force officer...(Read Full Article)

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