The Soviet Union Can Tell Us How China Will Respond In The South China Sea
The National Interest -

Lyle J. Goldstein

Security, Asia

Let's hope it doesn't come to war.

Key point (This article appeared several years ago and is being reposted due to reader interest): It would be a mistake to assume that the Chinese will certainly mimic Soviet responses to American FoN operations.

The “sail by” of USS Lassen within the 12 nautical mile claim line of the new Chinese facilities on Subi reef in the South China Sea occurred without major incident last week. Despite some fiery Chinese rhetoric, war...

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