Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Growing Russia - China Military Alliance

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Sam LaGrone, USNI News: Report: Increased Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation Threatens U.S. Interests

China and Russia are growing closer militarily through a series of increasingly complex military exercises and sales of advanced arms that could create more security headaches for the U.S. and its allies, according to a new government report released Monday.

The report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission outlines a pattern of cooperation between two of America’s security international rivals that could exacerbate tensions from Eastern Europe to the South China Sea – a pattern of cooperation in that has seen an uptick in the last several years.

While the report concludes that generations of mistrust between Moscow and Beijing will likely preclude an extensive mutual defense agreement – where one country would come to the aid of another if attacked by a third party – the results of the increased cooperation could be used to thwart the U.S. and allies in policy disputes.

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Update: Russia, China making gains on US military power (The Hill).

WNU Editor: There are still many differences between the two countries .... but there are many issues where both countries are finding common ground. But as to concerns that increased Chinese and Russian military cooperation may threaten U.S. interests .... I just do not see that happening now.


Anonymous said...

The Red Chinese will always look longingly at all that unpopulated land just across the Russian border and think, "This used to be mine and it could be again."

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