Ross Responds

Issue: Sept-Oct 2009

PROFESSOR AARON Friedberg's concern for the China threat rests on three arguments: that China's military modernization has been so successful that it could soon undermine U.S. maritime supremacy and give China the confidence to launch a war against American forces; that the decline of American supremacy may soon erode U.S. alliances in East Asia; and that the U.S. response to China's military buildup has been woefully inadequate.

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