If China had either missiles or troops in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, would you see that as encirclement?
If China assured the United States that it is for a number of purposes that does not include "containing" the United States, would you believe it?
Originally Posted by RayManKiller3
I see, that cant be seen as encirclement. I doubt that South Korea and Japan being armed is mainly for encircling China. I believe the USA have the idea of putting Anti-missile systems in other countries near a country with nuclear capabilities with not only protecting that said country, but to make it slim of a chance for that nuclear-armed country to be able to launch a nuke to hit US soil.
Think about it, If Russia was to launch a nuke, it would either have to go north then south and cross Canada before it can get to US or go through another way. Most destinations however has something to do with crossing another country's territory.
Every country has its right to do whatever it can to protect it from such attacks. I wouldn't call it aggressive to be honest. I can see how it can be viewed as aggressive though. The arms sale to Taiwan; I wonder why they sold them weapons. Was it to help Taiwan against China more than to help the economy. I guess these moves can be viewed aggressive, but China I dont think should see it that way. US can't do anything without public backing when it comes to military standards (occupying or attacking a country). I may be overlooking something though.
I am new here by the way and hold no real military experience; only what I read in research and such