Saturday, March 18, 2006

Keeping an Eye on the Long Game Part XIII

So Lefty, who do you want to train out Southern Neighbors? Communist China or the American Military.
China is stepping up military training in Latin America because of a law that limits U.S. military support to nations in the region, the general in charge of the U.S. Southern Command told Congress yesterday.
The People's Republic of China has made many offers, and now we are seeing those who formerly would come to the United States going to China."
The lack of training has prevented sharing U.S. military "attributes and characteristics" with foreign militaries, including concepts of military subordination to civilian leaders, and principles of democracy, he said.
Ahhhhh, unintended consequences.
Additionally, Chinese economic activities are increasing in Canada, the Pentagon official said, noting that the activities in the hemisphere are part of a "counter-encirclement" strategy by Beijing, aimed at neutralizing what China views as a U.S. policy of building up bases and alliances in nations around China.
Exactly what I would do.

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