If we consider that the combined "might" of the United Nations did not scare off little N. Korea, (Circa, 1950) why would you expect a couple of carriers to have an impact on a the committed policy of the huge, militant Chinese People's Republic?
How soon we forget that the ChiComs came pouring over the river and push the U.N. troops back because Mac Arthur wasn't listened to and just like Vietnam......the fight was lost in Washington..... not on the battlefield.
The only people that's scared of the army of China are the politicians and the ignorant. They can't even stay in the field for more than a week before their troops are in need of food and support. Remember the conflict that China had with Vietnam and the outcome being in Vietnam's favor.
The only thing we have to be afraid of, when it comes to North Korea and China is what happened to Mac Arthur......"We have met the enemy and the enemy is us."
Use the nukes and get it over with.....why drag out the inevitable. Let's see.......Clinton's two biggest campaign contributors......Loral Missel and Space who gave the ChiComs missile guidance technology and the Red Chinese Army who now have a base in Long Beach, California.
At some point you have to come to the conclusion that the American Dollar is worth fighting for and that Tiawan is a major contributor to the "American Way of Life".
Either let freedom ring or let it die but stop killing me with the B.S.