søndag 14. februar 2021

Biden signals a ‘cold peace’ contest with China

The Biden administration is cranking up pressure on China via a two carrier military exercise in the South China Sea, a muscular tone-setter of the new US president’s stated plan for “extreme competition” with its rival superpower. On Tuesday, the Theodore Roosevelt and Nimitz carrier strike groups conducted what the US Navy characterized in a statement as a “multitude of exercises aimed at increasing interoperability between assets as well as command and control capabilities.”

The operations, however, will send a clear signal to both America’s allies and China that the Biden government will seek to maintain the predecessor Donald Trump government’s tough stance on the disputed and strategically important waters.