Monday, February 22, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea #27

China's build up in the Paracel Islands is a strong indicator for the nature of their plans are for the rest of the South China Sea.  China is definitely signalling they are NOT backing down.

The US is stating China's actions, including deploying the SAMS to Woody Island, are greatly increasing tensions in the region.

China is, in turn, accusing the US of militarizing the South China Sea.

The US 7th Fleet commander has been stating the confrontation in the South China Sea is not a US vs China battle.

The US is urging more countries to help stand up to China in the South China Sea. 

The confrontation in the South China Sea is driving the patrol aircraft market.  Its not an arms race...yet.

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