Washington Military Planners Have Gone Mad | New Eastern Outlook

This is a must read article that challenges naivety of Washington’s military planners in escalating the risk of war with both Russia and China.

Source: Washington Military Planners Have Gone Mad | New Eastern Outlook

It is widely recognized that America’s foreign policy has suffered deeply under the shaky leadership of President Obama. Since WWII, the the US military has made many serious errors of judgement. The period of US hegemony is over, China will soon be the world’s largest economy and it is serious error of judgement to think that power can be balanced militarily.

Time and time, both Russia and China have outfoxed Obama’s ponderous administration. Bad as things have been under Obama, imagine the risk level escalating under a right-wing populist president, like Trump? Dangerously Trump probably believes his own rhetoric. Time and time again far-right leaders have been found to favor the end justifying the means and deeply questionable morality.

Rather than escalating matters with Russia, now is the time for a wise leader to de escalate and seek win win opportunities.

Let me ask an open question:

Surely now is the time to scrap US and European sanctions on Russia?

Thoughts?

China sells eight submarines to Pakistan following France’s sale of submarines to India

China sells eight submarines to Pakistan following France’s sale of submarines to India

This is worth a read. In current news, France has large military sales to Saudi Arabia, Russia and India. Against this background, it’s hard to ever see a united foreign and defense policy from the EU.

Meanwhile, thanks to the new, hard-left, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, the UK is losing military sales of billions of Dollars.

Thoughts?

China News

Model of China’s S20 submarine for export Model of China’s S20 submarine for export

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:

A report in huanqiu.com quoted a report in the Pakistani Tribune News Network that China and Pakistan concluded a contract this week with China to export eight conventional submarines, worth several billion US dollars, to Pakistan.

Pakistan is reported to be importing the Chinese submarines to deal with the French Scorpène-class submarines that India will import.

A retired Pakistani senior official was quoted as saying that the contract is worth US$4-5 billion.

Pakistan is to make payment in 4 instalments, while the subs will be delivered one by one in the coming few years.

The sub China has sold is its S20 submarine, an export version of China’s Yuan-class submarine.

According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the S20 is 66 meters long, 8 meters wide…

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