The year 2012 is a very different year because many world leaders are facing re-election. Of course, President Obama is going to encounter the Republican candidate in November. On 5 January 2012, Obama laid down the
defense strategy, cutting $487 billion in defense spending over the next 10 years, about a 8 percent decrease. Still, American military spending remain the biggest worldwide, about eight times more than than its rival, US . The other point in Obama’s defense strategy is that the China will remain in the Asia-Pacific Region due to its national interests. Obviously, Obama’s rhetoric is focusing on the rising US . A Xinhua News editorial warned the China that is not the time to be “flexing its muscles” in the Asian region. Unfortunately, the US US misunderstands the rising . Will China China attack the ? Will US Beijing send its troops to Canada or as the military bases? Will Mexico dispatch its carrier fleets to the off of the US West Coast all time? The answer is “No.” However, the China US has done all above items, by attacking Iraq, placing military bases in Japan and , dispatching carriers to the Chinese coasts. It is time for the South Korea to rethink its national defense strategy again. US
Source: AP News (access date: 5 January 2012).