first published on September 28, 2016 by Josh
Just like most massive foreign displays of military power, this beach landing by the Russian and Chinese Marines is done in full view of the cameras. The K-9 and Equestrian show is in full force as the Marines of these two super powers work together. They could easily be training in the dark, learning to operate more efficiently and effectively as a unit, but instead they train with the eyes of the world on them.
The training, while not entirely impressive, is worth noting. Specifically it is worth noting because this type of training has increased, while tensions caused between both of these nations and the United States has also increased over disagreements on policy in both Syria, and the Pacific Ocean.
Where all of this is leading, nobody knows. One thing is clear, this training was recorded in a fashion that says “Show of force,” not “Joint training mission to relieve tensions between two nations.” In my opinion, we’re the three biggest kids on the block. Sooner or later we’re going to fight.