The centerpiece of the U.S. Pivot to the Pacific, the Marines are moving forward.
Intransigence on pricing may cost Moscow dearly in the huge Asian gas market.
Unchallenged for decades, and facing budget cuts, the U.S. Navy risks losing its capability to challenge the PLA in its near seas.
Nationalists are seeking leverage for the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute. Japan shouldn’t play into their hands.