Sunday, December 18, 2016


• Passing a Chinese Maritime 'Trump Test' by - Andrew S. Erickson - December 15, 2016
In recent years, China has tested each new American president. The past two faced an early challenge: 
- George W. Bush with increasingly aggressive aircraft intercepts that triggered the April 2001 EP-3 crisis
- Barack Obama with the March 2009 Impeccable incident
- A “Trump Test” could involve China’s maritime militia harassing the operations of U.S. warships or surveillance ships in hope that he could be pressured to reduce such activities, thereby accommodating Chinese sovereignty promotion efforts ...