the influence of seapower upon history…

china_454174aWell, well, lots of signaling going on…

(1)  It would seem that Alfred Thayer Mahan has been dusted off and been getting a thorough re-reading.   Somehow I don’t think the Chinese Navy will care a culturally relative whit for the fate of any Somali pirates who might be unfortunate enough to cross their paths.  Could it be that China views the security of its trade routes as being important to the continuing health of their economy – as opposed to say the post modernist Royal EU Navy?

(2) Meanwhile India proceeds a little more cautiously in ratcheting up the heat on Pakistan – just enough to capture their attention….

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