NO sensible country would go to war except the war-mongers. Those Veterans who were involved in actual hostilities in the past would realise how disastrous it is to engage in a shooting War. No one wins especially now when countries are nuclear powers. A good example is the recent serious problems between India & Pakistan - both know that they have nuclear bombs in their arsenals & would not hesitate to use them when the need arises. Problem is bravado comments & posturing by leaders & their so called intended actions. We must have PEACE, & China & US & other sensible countries should works towards prosperity & progress for our respective citizens & region. No Trade Wars, No shooting Wars, No antagonistic behaviours by any Military Force or rhetoric by leaders (Political or Military). Settle the matters amicably, & I believe that's what countries of ASEAN plans to do with China. As for the Navies of US & China, let the respective Naval Chiefs settle the issues of FON etc. in a win-win & progressive manner. Use what I call "Thinking Heart" Model - i.e. use BOTH head & heart when discussing & trying to come to amicable arrangements. Using "head" only will lead to clashes. Using "heart" will lead to being bullied. "Thinking Heart" Model - i.e. Think carefully without being inflexible or heartless could be best solution for the parties. The saying goes "Pride goes before a Downfall". The choice is for the Political & Military Leaderships of US & China as both are involved in the continuous rhetoric re: South China Sea.