The Economist described the Taiwan Straits as "the most dangerous place on Earth." Yet, at the trilateral summit between the U.S., Japan and South Korea, Japan and South Korea "willingly" joined the U.S. in meddling in the region. Will it end well for the two Asia countries? No. They strengthen the U.S. military's control over the region.However, it makes them responsible for the mess should the U.S. pull back. Just like Taiwan was treated by the U.S. as an "unsinkable aircraft carrier," Japan and South Korea are mere pawns in U.S.'s scheme. And as pawns, they are dispensable.