"There is an increasing chance of a military miscalculation, miscommunication between
the Japan and China militaries that could involve the United States," warned Randall Schriver, a former top East Asian official at the State Department during President George W. Bush's first term of office.chinadaily.com.2006-02-14
"My understanding is the militaries are coming into contacts (with) the potential for a more dangerous situation," he said.
"I am more worried about a conflagration in the East China Sea than in the Taiwan Strait," said Dan Blumenthal, a former senior director for Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Mongolia at the Pentagon.
He said the Asian region was "very worried" about a potential conflict between Japan and China.