Beijing’s Fundamental Transformation

While President Obama hollows out our military to “fundamentally transform” America, there’s another very fundamental transformation taking place in Asia. Communist China is asserting ever-greater sovereignty and control over the resources, airspace and now the waters of the vast South China Sea. Its latest gambit is that foreign fisherman must get Beijing’s permission to operate there.

At this rate, it is only a matter of time before China demands that our navy stay out, too. And we’ll have too small and too unready a fleet to deter, let alone contest, such demands, leaving our allies to submit to the Chinese or face war without our help.

A true “pivot” is needed – to reverse our unilateral disarmament and reestablish, in Asia and elsewhere, the proven Reagan doctrine of “peace through strength.”

 

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.