The escalating tensions over claims to disputed waters in and around the disputed waters off the Chinese coast could be headed for deadly disaster.
While the U.S. has been intensifying its presence of warships in the South China Sea, China has been conducting an unprecedented number of drills, including some in concert with Russia.
Now, China is also conducting some brow-raising drills in the East China Sea, which bridges the gap between China and Japan.
More and more, it seems that the chances for a destructive war and failing diplomacy is very real – indeed, players as big as George Soros have suggested that WWIII is a distinct possibility that should not be dismissed.
According to the Japanese Times:
The Chinese Navy held live-fire