The so called rivalry between the United States and China is brewing. China has announced an 11.2% increase in military spending, making its military budget approximately $100.5 billion. The potential area of friction between the United States and China regards greater control of the sea lanes off its coast. China has purchased a new class of nuclear submarines and a more sophisticated radar system. As a result, the Pentagon is seeking to develop better technologies to counteract China’s Navy. The Obama administration also started strategic security dialogue talks, to try to foster certainty and conversation between the two nations. Moreover, the United States is concerned about China’s cyber warfare capabilities. A relevant example is the 2010 incident, where state-owned China Telecom advertised erroneous network routes, which caused heavy internet traffic to go through Chinese servers. The result was that US computer networks were interrupted, causing a disruption in US federal government and military computers. James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has deemed China’s cyber warfare activities a “formidable concern.” Either way, it is clear that as China continues to grow, it will clash with United States in terms of who will be the large military player.