There are members of Congress and Republican presidential candidates who enjoy proclaiming to the world how if they ran America, no one would push us around! There are areas in Asia in which China has clashed with Vietnam or the Philippines over oil field control. Senator McCain wants the United States to arm countries which are in conflict with China over these areas. “We do not forsee a conflict or confrontation with China,” but the only way to achieve stability is developing strong military forces which would check China.
Alas, once again, America touts the idea of using military forces. McCain, and others in Congress like Senator Joseph Lieberman, believe, “We’re not going to allow one nation, in this case China, to exercise disproportionate control over these waterways” in southern Asia.
There already is SEAN which is composed of Asian nations and why not allow it to handle such issues is the real question.