I don't believe any of them are interested in a country where the populace is armed, they merely need to wait us out and when the time is right, buy up our resources that many, along with the Govt will be selling off in order to pay off the interest to our debt.Why fight us, when all you have to do is be patient, and we know just how patient the Chinese are in their long term views.
Then why do these exercises? Why bother then infiltrating our computer? A war in the ME even if they stay behind the scenes will speed things up. WE DON"T HAVE THE MONEY to get into a WAR in the Middle East. If Iran, Syria Israel start anything I think we will be involved, How about you?
A shooting war between super powers is unlikely especially when the US is the # 1 super power.Time doesn't stand still in these countries either and internal bickering plus the freedoms that forms of captitalism has brought to both Russia and Chinma has altered the social landscape. Ove the nmext 40 years (someone used that time frame) the people in these countries are not going to sit still. Our # 1 threat is the maniac in North Korea. Without the US the rest of the world is helpless.We may fight amongst oursleves but don't think for a minute that when push comes to shove we know how to unite.Military exercises in International airspace are perfectly permissible. Airspace violations are a different story. Not aware of any that have happened lately except for the light aircraft that disturbed Obammy's back swing with Tiger in tow.
"You think Japan ever forgave us for dropping two atomic bombs *on them?*"No more than we have forgiven them for the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor but I believe both countries have moved on. Japan is now one of our staunchest allies nor have they contiuned to kill American Soldiers as the North Koreans have done since the Korean War cease fire. North Korea is an entirly different situation. Their agression along the 38th Parallel since the end of the Korean War up through 1999 killed over 500 South Korean soldiers and 50 or more US. This doesn't count ther shootdown of an EC-121. They are a war making machine with a leader who probably plays with GI Joe dolls.