The Disaffected Lib: How to Militarize the South China Sea

China is seeking to bolster its military presence in the South China Sea and where better but in the vicinity of the hotly contested Spratley Islands. The prestigious British military journal, Janes, believes China is upping the ante in the region by constructing an island to accommodate a joint air and naval base at the ...

The Disaffected Lib: I Was Never Really Afraid of China Until I Read This

Chas Freeman, who served as Richard Nixon’s interpreter in his breakthrough 1972 visit to China, says the real danger from China is that it might just decide to become another United States. Some might say that America’s problem with China boils down to a well-founded fear of China becoming more like us. Does the world ...

The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – Asia Goes for Its Guns

Why Peter MacKay believes Asia needs a substantial and permanent Canadian military presence is tough to figure out.   Does Elmer’s backward boy think the Asians are somehow lacking in firepower and need Canada to top up their capacity for mayhem? Rest easy, Pete.   The Asians have their martial needs well in hand. Indonesia is stocking ...