- Some critics doubt that China, which owns $1.6 trillion in U.S. debt and depends heavily on the American economy, would strike U.S. forces out of the blue.
“It is absolutely fraudulent,” said Jonathan D. Pollack, a senior fellow at Brookings. “What is the imaginable context or scenario for this attack?”
- “The old joke about the Office of Net Assessment is that it should be called the Office of Threat Inflation,” said Barry Posen, director of the MIT Security Studies Program. “They go well beyond exploring the worst cases. . . . They convince others to act as if the worst cases are inevitable.”
What's missing from the article? Read it carefully. See any quotes from civilians in support of Pentagon war planning directed at China, or warning of China's military build up or plans in Asia? Anyone who might consider the possibility of war with China as entirely rational (NBR's latest from Chris Hughes)? The article's balance is entirely faux.
If the possibility of war is "absolutely fraudulent" why are so many nations around China's borders bolstering their militaries?
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