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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mike Morell: 'Absolute' Risk of US-China Clash in South China Sea

If China continues its massive military buildup and claims of sovereignty over man-made islands in the South China Sea, war between the Asian super power and the United States is a possibility, former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell tells CNN.

"War is 'not in their interests, (and) it's not in our interests,'" Morell told CNN, "but absolutely, it's a risk."

"China is a rising power. We're a status quo power. We're the big dog on the block ... They want more influence," he said. "Are we going to move a little bit? Are they going to push? How is that dance going to work out?

"This is a significant issue for the next president of the United States."



Anonymous said...

The next president will have his or her hands full , cleaning up the mess that Obama has made.
I don't believe it is possible to clean up this crap , time will tell.
We will be speaking a different language , Chinese or Arabic .
Oh , or maybe Africanese lingo.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when our leader is a coward and a proven liar. He has done more to undermine our security than any enemy has ever done!!