Sunday, April 17, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea Mini update: Here Come the Yankees

The United States plans to maintain a small but potent aviation force in the Philippines to balance against Chinese actions in the South China Sea.

Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said US allies in the region have asked the United States to intervene in the multi-country territorial dispute over islands in the South China Sea, particularly as China has been reclaiming land and conducting what Carter called a "militarisation in the South China Sea".

The United States now appears to be stepping up its military actions there as well.

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