Is War Inevitable In The South China Sea?

Monday, August 1, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Pepe Escobar, originally posted Op-Ed via RT.com,
ZeroHedge.com
Jul 31, 2016

The indispensable nation’s military hegemony over the whole South China Sea must always be undisputed. Always. But already it is not. China is positioning itself as a cunning, asymmetrical aspirant to “peer competitor”. For the moment Beijing ranks second in the Pentagon’s list of “existential threats” to the US. Were not for Russia’s formidable nuclear power, China would already be number one. At the same time China does not need to launch any military offensive against an ASEAN member; it’s bad for business. But make no mistake; at some point in the future, there will be a serious confrontation between the US and China over “access” to the South China Sea.

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