It appears that the U.S. theory of rebalance in Asia uses the same old mentality and zero-sum logic of the Cold War era.
The war against the Islamic State is only the latest: Here is a list of U.S. military operations from World War I until today.
“If necessary, the United States is prepared to extend the role of military advisers sent to Iraq.”* This statement, made by Gen. Martin Dempsey during his testimony to the U.S. Senate, [Read more]
Obama wants to wage war without going to war, and the president has developed a plan to do so. It's highly improbable that his plan in any way resembles reality: There are just too many questions Obama isn't considering.
The viewpoint of current U.S diplomats hasn’t changed at all from the U.S. high commissioners who despotically ruled Okinawa before its controlled return in 1972.