January 24, 2014
While it is becoming increasingly clear that tensions between Japan and China (and in fact most of the Asian nations) are escalating; the fact that Admiral Samuel Locklear – commander of US forces in the Pacific – believes “risk calculations are growing,” as the two large powers have a disagreement but are not willing to talk to each other, shows this is more than just talk.
As The AP reports, Washington’s treat obligations to its ally Japan mean it could be sucked into a conflict.
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific says the tensions between China and Japan are likely to grow unless they talk to each other.
The two Asian powers are at loggerheads over remote islands that are administered by Japan but also claimed by China.
Adm. Samuel Locklear told reporters Thursday that “the risk calculation can grow”when two large powers have a disagreement but are not talking to each other.