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China Boast: U.S. Marines Would be Like ‘Marching Band’ in All Out Fight

China Boast: U.S. Marines Would be Like ‘Marching Band’ in All Out Fight by Miles Yu, Washington Times

A casual remark by a U.S. general during a breakfast has made China mad, really mad, and Beijing’s response is far less than civil and humble.

On April 11, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Wissler, commander of the 18,000 Marines in Okinawa, Japan, told reporters at a Washington breakfast meeting that the Marines in the Pacific would quickly retake the Senkaku island group and return it to Japan if China were to invade it…

The Chinese military is supremely confident of its invincibility in the Pacific and is taking Gen. Wissler’s remark as a great insult…

Read on.