1. This is what rich countries do, they spend big bucks on defense.
2. They would like to become the new cop on the block, and I say its about time somebody replace the USA on this job.
3. They have a nasty issue with Taiwan, and they are dead serious about it.
4. The article didn't state how many troops they have, but I'm told they could organize many many people in short order to take a trip over to Taiwan. Forget the missiles, how about sending in 5O million weekend warriors over.