The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (R) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in the Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016. Courtesy Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Daily Caller: If The Chinese ‘Tangle With The US Navy, They Will Lose’
A retired U.S. admiral said Tuesday that China cannot and will not push the Navy out of the Asia Pacific, adding that if China’s armed forces “tangle with the U.S. Navy, they will lose.”
“Conventional wisdom is that the Navy is being driven out of the western Pacific,” Adm. Dennis Blair, who previously served as the head of U.S. Pacific Command, said at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Maryland, according to the Washington Examiner. “There are those who seem to believe in the event of a conflict over places like Taiwan and the Senkakus or the South China Sea, China would actually win or cause enough damage to American forces for us to pull back.”
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WNU Editor: I would not be so cocky.