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Two recent episodes offer an insight into a world in which the United States deliberately adopts a policy of pursuing international peace despite weakness, rather than practice what Ronald Reagan called "peace through strength."
China carried out the first flight test of an advanced stealth fighter as visiting Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates raised questions about the jet during a meeting in Beijing with China's president.
To foster its imperialistic goals, China for the past two decades has funded an unprecedented military expansion program. With no known threat to its homeland, that should leave no doubt that the Chinese plan to use their modernized People's Liberation Army (PLA) to further their expansionist objectives by intimidation or outright aggression. Their illegal claim to essentially the entire South China Sea, which they have declared a "core interest," is a case in point. Their unauthorized building of facilities on the Philippines' Mischief Reef in 1995 and their forced confrontation with Japan over disputed islands in 2010 only serve to illustrate what China is prepared to do in the future.
The document dump of classified U.S. diplomatic cables is starting to jeopardize the positions of American ambassadors who sent the State Department candid reports on sensitive subjects, as foreign governments complain about the leaks and nervous officials in Washington try to deal with the fallout.
North Korea on Wednesday called for "unconditional and early" talks with rival South Korea to put an end to months of tensions. Seoul quickly dismissed the offer as insincere and said it's waiting for an apology for two deadly attacks blamed on Pyongyang.
Three attacks on developing nuclear centers have occurred around the world, the most recent scant months ago. It is amazing that the year 2010 - pegged universally as crunch time for Iran's atomic ambitions - ended with such a whimper, not a bang. It was to be a year characterized ultimately by a crippling counterblow to Tehran's plans - with nary a peep from the media. No "top 10 stories of 2010" inclusions. Not even a WikiLeak.
The incoming Republican House of Representatives and its reformist GOP brethren in the Democrat-controlled Senate will be embroiled in 2011 with complex, major legislation. Feeding or starving Obamacare, accelerating or braking federal spending and even keeping or replacing the U.S. tax code will be among the huge questions that will get the 112th Congress working day and night.
By all accounts, the 112th Congress is going to be consumed with cutting government spending and creating jobs. This agenda reflects the election campaign of 2010 in which matters of national security featured not at all.
South Korea's president on Monday opened the door to possible peace talks with North Korea even as he vowed not to let Pyongyang "covet even an inch of our territory" — looking to strike a delicate balance between diplomacy and strength two days after the North called for better ties with Seoul.