Admiral concedes U.S. losing dominance to China

This is the kind of brain rot we now expect from the USA under Obama. Obama abandons Israel to nuclear Iran, abandons Muslim countries to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorists, abandons Eastern Europe to Russia. Why should we not expect Obama to abandon Asia to China? After all, he thinks he can negotiate with anyone by bowing, retreating, extending a handshake and blaming the white man for everything.

You can watch the Admiral's speech here. It's an insipid, vacuous, mind numbing speech typical of today's leaders. He sounds like a insipid bureaucrat, not a military leader.

Ominous warning: Admiral concedes U.S. losing dominance to China
“Our historic dominance that most of us in this room have enjoyed is diminishing, no question,” Adm. Locklear, chief of U.S. Pacific Command, said Wednesday at a naval conference in Virginia.

Although Adm. Locklear said it is obvious that Chinese military power is growing, he suggested that it is unclear whether China will seek to be a hard adversary to the U.S. in the long term, so Washington should be working overtime on steering Beijing toward a cooperative security posture.

“China is going to rise, we all know that,” Adm. Locklear said...

[But] how are they behaving? That is really the question,” the admiral said, adding that the Pacific Command’s goal is for China “to be a net provider of security, not a net user of security.”

His remarks offered insight into the introspection at the Pentagon’s highest levels about how the U.S. should tailor its military presence in the region, where Beijing and Moscow — regional powerhouses and former Cold War adversaries to Washington — are keen to challenge U.S. dominance.

“The problem with this formulation is, for whom does Adm. Locklear think China will be providing security?” said Dean Cheng, an analyst at the Heritage Foundation. “The implicit answer is ‘to everyone,’ because the assumption is that we can somehow mold China into being ourselves — that China will see its interests as somehow congruent and coincident with those of the United States, and therefore China will assume the mantle of regional provider of public goods.

But this is a remarkable assumption, especially in light of recent Chinese behavior. China is not interested in providing security for everyone and, frankly, not even for anyone other than itself. This is the kind of bizarre lens that led one of Adm. Locklear’s predecessors to offer to help China with its carrier development.”...
File under: fatalism masquerading as security.

(via Trevor Loudon)

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