China Containment Good - **CHINA DA ** 1NC CHINA DA US...

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Unformatted text preview: **CHINA DA ** 1NC CHINA DA US military presence in East Asia and its perceived signal is strong now --- 2010 Quadrennial defense review McDevitt, rear admiral , Director for CNA-Strategic Studies, at The CNA Corporation, 10 [March 15 th , The 2010 QDR and Asia: Messages for the Region, http://csis.org/files/publication/pac1012.pdf] US friends and allies in Asia should be reassured that although prevailing in todays conflicts is central to US strategy, the QDR is also at pains to recognize the central importance of the ... system of alliances, partnerships, and multinational institutions that our country has helped build and sustain for more than sixty years. The QDR is quite explicit in stating that the US possesses the military capability to ...deter , defend against and defeat aggression by potentially hostile nations- states . This capability is fundamental to the nations ability to protect its interests and provide security in key regions. This very explicit endorsement of the importance of US military presence in East Asia is a significant signal to Asia that the US has no intention of withdrawing from Asia in the face of growing Chinese military capability . Over the last 18 months or so , there have been a number of commentaries regarding Chinas off-shore military strategy for dealing with Taiwan or defending itself from attack by the sea. Termed anti-access or area-denial, the basic idea is for China to have adequate military capability to defeat US military power in East Asia and keep reinforcements at arms length in other words, to deny the US access to East Asia in case of conflict. The QDR addresses the anti-access problem head-on. It makes the point that Americas ability to deter conflict is directly related to its ability to be able to fight both ...limited and large scale conflicts in environments where anti-access weaponry and tactics are used. In other words , the D epartment o f D efense recognizes US credibility as a force for stability is directly related to its ability to convincingly deal with attempts to deny the US military access. More specifically, the QDR specifically requires that US naval forces continue to be capable of robust forward presence and power projection operations , even as they add capabilities and capacity for working with partner navies. In terms of airpower it says , Land-based and carrier-based aircraft will need greater...
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China Containment Good - **CHINA DA ** 1NC CHINA DA US...

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