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What’s New in the Pentagon’s China Report? More than Passing Mention of Fake Islands

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What’s New in the Pentagon’s China Report? More than Passing Mention of Fake Islands

The annual military assessment includes 7 full pages about South China Sea construction, up from 2 paragraphs last year....


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China's artificial islands are growing in size and number, are being militarized, and are intended to ensure Chinese dominance in the critical maritime sea-lanes of the South China Sea.
 

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Re: What’s New in the Pentagon’s China Report? More than Passing Mention of Fake Isla

I see the US attempting to create conflict in China's backyard. Dumb. As I recall the South China Sea is about 8,000 miles away from our mainland, maybe 4,000 miles from Hawaii. We are just attempting to project military and economic hegemony in an area where we are unwanted, uninvited and unneeded. Good marketing program for war-making products however.
 

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Re: What’s New in the Pentagon’s China Report? More than Passing Mention of Fake Isla

I see the US attempting to create conflict in China's backyard. Dumb. As I recall the South China Sea is about 8,000 miles away from our mainland, maybe 4,000 miles from Hawaii. We are just attempting to project military and economic hegemony in an area where we are unwanted, uninvited and unneeded. Good marketing program for war-making products however.

Unwanted by China, maybe----but if you ask Japan, South Korea, the Phillippines, Vietnam.....

Ever since the Chicoms have taken power in China they've been settling scores. They've fought border clashes with both Russia and India back during the Cold War, invaded Vietnam and propped up the North Koreans when it looked like Korea would be reunified under a pro western government with thousands of troops.

They have no inherent right to control the South China Sea anymore then the Russians had an inherent right to control the Baltic or the British to control the Indian Ocean.
 
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