“China has been warned by the United States to dismantle its missile systems shield deployed in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. The move, believed to be the first time Washington has directly addressed the issue, came in a statement following high-level talks at last week’s
“Japan plans to develop a large underwater drone to monitor its remote islands as Tokyo continues to build up assets set to guard against Chinese incursion. The unmanned submersible will be unveiled in a Ministry of Defense’s policy document that lays out the island nation’s five-year plan from April 2019.
Citing WWII Experience, Pentagon Suggests U.S. Has the Technical and Expert Capacity ‘Take Down’ China’s Man-Made Islands
Responding to questions on China and the South China Sea tensions, a Pentagon official cited U.S. experience in island campaigns in the Pacific, saying that the military has the technical and expert know-how to “take down” these small islands. The Pentagon’s Joint Staff director tempered these statements, adding that this
The current administration has a unique opportunity to reorient the United States’ strategic approach toward China and the South China Sea conflict, placing the U.S. and its allies on a path to an ideal resolution.
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