The Chinese recently confronted a U.S. Guided Missile Destroyer in the South China Sea. This is the first such incident in over a year but it shows that the Chinese are serious about enforcing their newly expanded Air Defense Zone and their aggressiveness in the South China Sea.

The new Chinese Air Defense Zone now extends well into international air space including the air space over disputed islands recently purchased by Japan.

According to the Washington Free Beacon –

“In this early stage of using its newly acquired naval power, China is posturing and bullying, but China is also looking for a fight, a battle that will cow the Americans, the Japanese, and the Filipinos,” said Rick Fisher, a China military affairs expert.

Other sources have stated that the Chinese could force an armed conflict as early as January 2014.

The U.S. has allowed foreign nations to intimidate us under this President and China looks prepared to see how far they can push Obama.

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