September 27, 2011

Command Post: "Is China Getting Ready to Try and Kick the U.S. Out of the Western Pacific?"

Continuing this week on Command Post, our tour of the national-security challenges associated with the Middle Kingdom. John Nagl, of the Center for a New American Security, and I ask if China, beginning to flex its military muscle, is readying to tell the Pentagon: the western Pacific is ours, so scram! We're joined in the discussion by David Finkelstein, retired Army officer and director of China studies at the U.S.-funded Center for Naval Analyses, and Patrick Cronin, CNAS's director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program and former research chief at the U.S. Institute of Peace.