By: Michael T. Snyder, National Geographic ContributorFor nearly two decades, the United States has been at war with China.
That’s the reason why the country’s military has engaged in a relentless war against its neighbor.
It’s also why the U-shaped, landlocked Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Ocean Basin, which borders the Asia-Pacific region, have become increasingly important to the U.-China conflict.
The Pacific has become an ever-changing battleground in U.s. military strategy.
During the Cold War, the U of S Navy, which had its headquarters in the Western Pacific, operated from the Umatilla islands off the coast of New Zealand.
After the end of the Cold Cold War in the early 1990s, the Navy moved its headquarters to Yokosuka, Japan, and opened a naval base on the island of Okinawa, home to the US military’s 5th Fleet.
But in the decades since, the Pacific has changed drastically.
Japan, for example, is now the largest military force in the world and has long had a military presence in the area.
Japan’s presence in East Asia has been growing rapidly, with its navy now stationed in the region, as well as in the western Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the southern Pacific and the South China Sea.
In the 2020s, Japan was the third-largest recipient of US military assistance after the United Kingdom and France, and the fourth-largest in terms of overall military spending.
Japan is also the second-largest purchaser of arms in the Asia Pacific region, behind only China.
China, meanwhile, has grown increasingly assertive in the Pacific, expanding its military presence and pushing the United Nations to add the Philippines to its list of military targets.
This culminated in a joint statement from the United Sates and China in September 2020 that called on the United Nation to consider adding the Philippine archipelago to the list of “countries of particular concern” that it would consider listing on its Security Council agenda.
The United States, meanwhile is leading a coalition of countries that includes the United Arab Emirates and Japan, with a view to bringing a joint naval blockade of China’s disputed South China sea island of Diaoyutai into effect.
In addition, the US has imposed sanctions on a number of Chinese military vessels and companies.
While the US-China rivalry has been going on for more than two decades now, its importance to the current conflict is more recent.
In response to the increasing assertiveness of China, the Obama administration decided to beef up its military capabilities in the South and Southeast Asia region.
While China has been in the forefront of efforts to challenge the United states, it is still not the dominant military power in the Indian subcontinent.
The US and its allies have been able to push China to the negotiating table by working closely with regional powers, especially India and Pakistan, as both of these countries are key players in the military arena.
India and Pakistan have both been instrumental in supporting the Obama-era pivot towards Asia, providing vital intelligence and logistics support for the US war effort in Afghanistan and the Pakistani military’s efforts to counter Chinese influence.
The Pakistani military has also been instrumental as the US pushed back against a Chinese offensive in Kashmir in 2016, which led to the creation of a permanent U.N. Security Council seat for India.
The US military has used the pivot to push back against China’s rising military presence, especially in the disputed South and East Asia region, which is one of the most strategically important in the Indo-Pacific.
China has also taken advantage of this to expand its presence in India’s southern region of Arunachal Pradesh.
China is also expanding its presence across the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau, which are regions that are crucial for maintaining the stability of the region.
In the last decade, China has used its military might to build up its footprint in the North and East China Seas, the South East Asian Sea, the western Indian Ocean and its disputed maritime territory in the East China Sea, and in the Paracel Islands.
It has also expanded its military operations in the waters surrounding the disputed Spratly Islands, including in the Spratlys.
The Obama administration has deployed a new aircraft carrier to the Sprats, and it is deploying a new ballistic missile submarine in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands.
In August, the Pentagon announced that the US had deployed an aircraft carrier group in the Arabian Sea, a strategic area that is important for the region’s oil and gas fields.
China’s military expansion is also fueling the rivalry between the United State and China.
After more than a decade of U. S.-China economic ties, President Donald Trump has become increasingly critical of China over the countrys trade practices, economic policies and military ambitions.
China’s economic policies have not been very friendly to the United United States and, in some cases, the Chinese government has even gone as far as threatening to take