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Obama Changes Course, Accepts China Air Defense Zone

And people wonder why the world thinks we’re unreliable:

Japan, a vital American ally, has expressed fury over the Chinese move and ordered its commercial airliners not to provide information about their flight paths to the Chinese military. By contrast, the United States made a point of flying a pair of B-52s through it last week, but seems to have accepted that China will keep the zone in place indefinitely. U.S. officials have shifted their focus instead on preventing a potential military clash between Japan and China.

Where have we seen this before?  Oh, right.

Let’s try this again.  You want to be feared as an adversary, and trusted as an ally.  Obama & Co. seems to have memorized the cards backwards.

Posted in Defense, Foreign Policy.