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Friday, July 02, 2004

Flyswatter or Sledge Hammer? 

US plans huge show of force in Pacific:

In an exercise codenamed Operation Summer Pulse 04, it is expected to arrange for an unprecedented seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs) to rendezvous in waters a safe distance away from the Chinese coastline - but still within striking distance - after mid-July.
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From past deployment patterns, the US usually despatches one CSG to a trouble spot as a reminder of its presence.
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It sends two to indicate serious concern, as was the case when China test-fired missiles over the strait in 1996.
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But never before has it sent in peace time seven CSGs to the same theatre.

Time to remind China that they may have a population advantage over us in a war, but we still have the technical edge. Most importantly, we're not afraid to protect those things that we think are worth protecting. Why use a flyswatter when you can use a sledge hammer?

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