Tuesday, February 21, 2017

China Deploying Long-Range Surface-To-Air Missiles On South China Sea Islands

(Click on Image to Enlarge)

Reuters: Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea.

China claims almost all the South China Sea, which carries a third of the world's maritime traffic. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. Trump's administration has called China's island building in the South China Sea illegal.

Read more ....

WNU editor: Everyone is preparing for a showdown.

No comments: