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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

India and U.S. military agreement

International Herald Tribune:

A 10-year military agreement just signed by the defense secretaries of the United States and India is intended to provide for numerous advances in the relationship, including joint weapons production, greater sharing of technology and intelligence as well as an increased trade in arms. A statement signed by India's defense minister, Pranab Mukherjee, and the U.S. defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, in Washington on Tuesday night said that the United States and India had 'entered a new era' and declared that the two countries' defense relationship had advanced to 'unprecedented levels of cooperation.'
While this will probably have some usefulness in the War on Terror, the main point of this is China. I know there are some who think that military confrontation with China is impossible because our economies are too heavily entangled and any military conflict would make us both losers. A very similar argument was bandied about before WWI in Europe. Yes, both nations would lose if a military conflict happened, but that certainly does not mean that there is no danger of war.

2 Comments:

Anonymous tsykoduk said...

"After the PanSino Alliance was formed in late 2007 as a response to the rising power of the TransAtlantic Union. Japan did not sign the PanSino treaty until 2014, after the TransAtlantic Union brought stiff tarrifs to play in a trade disagreement. The Short War of 2023 showed the growing tensions in the area, and were a indication of things to come. The Macronesian war of 2027 was the first global conflict to see the use of space born weapons platforms, as well as the first armed boarding of a space borne platform..."

6/29/2005 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger RFTR said...

Notice that we now have strong military relationships with both India and Pakistan.

Seems to me we're less concerned about them turning nukes on each other than we are about their northeastern neighbor...

6/29/2005 02:40:00 PM  

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