Hmmmm…. Just as China builds up its military and space program, builds and mans launch pads in the middle of the Pacific, and floats an a/c carrier right past Taiwan. Nothing but political posturing.

Very true .
Peace time build up is easy when your not actively involved in anything . Perpetual active war , gets ungodly expensive , especially when you have been at it for over 14 years . We cant afford it , its that simple , with nothing to show for it . At least Trump will order us to take the oil , if we stay in there . Would not be surprised to see Trump and Putin make a deal , and go clean house down there , once and for all . Be interesting to watch the reaction of China , as both Putin and Trump have said that it wouldnt be a bad idea for both nations getting together , to go muzzie hunting .