-(Stratfor 3/5) China and America: Headed for a Showdown in the South China Sea? By threatening a naval response, the United States is now essentially adopting a perception of China's maritime militia and coast guard as de facto instruments of the state.

alt-(Breibart 3/5) Pentagon: China Expanding Military Reach from South China Sea to Arctic Circle: China has also aggressively used technology theft to rapidly modernize its military forces.