Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Case To Build Lethal Iowa-Class Battleships
Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest: America's Lethal Iowa-Class Battleships vs. China's Missiles: Who Wins?
Imagine this fictional showdown: It's July 2026, and the United States and China are on the brink of war in the South China Sea.
Despite years of negotiations and what amounts to a ‘frozen conflict’ on the water, China, the Philippines and Vietnam are more deadlocked than ever before when it comes to various claims and counterclaims in this hotly contested sea. Tensions are now near the boiling point as Beijing has finally begun reclamation work at Scarborough Shoal, blockaded once again Second Thomas Shoal and placed multiple oil rigs off Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone in response to another loss in the international court of arbitration in the Hague, this time brought by Vietnam.
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WNU Editor: Not going to happen .... the U.S. Navy prefers high priced items like air craft carriers that do not work .... U.S. Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier can't fight (CNN), and stealth destroyers that are overpriced and already out of date .... America's Zumwalt-Class Destroyer: Too Few, Too Advanced and Too Late? (National Interest).