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China training for 'war' on Japan, Navy expert warns

Capt. James Fanell cites China's expansionism over the past year

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 25, 2014

~~<p>The director of intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet is warning that China is training for a &quot;short, sharp war&quot; with Japan and is expanding its forces at a time of U.S. defense budget cuts and questionable resource commitments to the Pacific.</p>
<p>Capt. James Fanell made waves in 2013 when he spoke at a maritime conference in San Diego and complained about a destabilizing China that was at the center of virtually every maritime dispute in the East Asian region.</p>
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The director of intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet is warning that China is training for a "short, sharp war" with Japan and is expanding its forces at a time of U.S. defense budget cuts and questionable resource commitments to the Pacific.

Capt. James Fanell made waves in 2013 when he spoke at a maritime conference in San Diego and complained about a destabilizing China that was at the center of virtually every maritime dispute in the East Asian region. Login for more...



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