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This review is from: Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy (Hardcover)
A more appropriate title for this book is "Red Star Over the Western Pacific". In 9 chapters and 224 pages, Yoshihara and Holmes eloquently demonstrate that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) can conduct anti-access and area denial strategies against the USN to the 2nd island chain. Essentially, China has a "Great Wall at Sea" in the Western Pacific (attributed to NWU's Bernard Cole) and the United States would be wise to consider its diplomatic and military options. Should the U.S. be concerned? The answer depends on whether you consider East Asia vital to America's national security. Please note that if you are looking to get to the heart of the book, read Chapter 7 on China's soft power.