Cain on China: A Gaffe?

Herman Cain appears to have made another foreign-policy gaffe in an interview with PBS’s NewsHour on Monday. He claimed: “[The Chinese] are trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.”

While Cain is of course correct to state that China is a military threat (in the sense that our military is no longer totally dominant in east Asia), his two specific comments on China’s assets suggest a somewhat inaccurate understanding of the issue.

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