(Image by Henry Payne)
Last week, China proclaimed an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over a great swath of the East China Sea.
Since then, China's new ADIZ was challenged by American B-52s (which pleasantly surprised my friends and I), along with aircraft from Japan and South Korea.
Untapped oil reserves are helping to fuel this diplo-military confrontation.
And Carlyle Thayer of Global Post, explains why these events matter.
Meanwhile, Walter Russell Mead of The American Interest, warns China is one member of the "Axis of Weevils," that will continue to "punch above their wieght," until we develop a coherent strategy.
I think we can expect more provocations such as this, while Team Obama continues to weaken American influence in the world.