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Chinese Expansion in the Indian Ocean

In 1971, the last Royal Navy squadron east of Suez departed for home, leaving a power vacuum. It seemed logical the US would replace the British. The US, however, was overextended; in part because of Second Indochina, but equally,  since President Lyndon Johnson had said American could have both guns and butter, his Great Society programs – a policy President …

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US Navy to Challenge Illegal Chinese Bases

As we have reported for a few years, the Chinese military has been illegally building bases in the South China Sea. Not only is this territory well beyond their national waters, other nations have also long claimed this area. And for years, the Obama White House has been ignoring this problem. It’s pure weakness on his part and I am …