Tuesday, October 31, 2017

China Conducts Practiced Bombing Runs Targeting Guam

Defense News: China has practiced bombing runs targeting Guam, US says

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — China has practiced bombing runs targeting the U.S. territory of Guam, one of a host of activities making U.S. forces here consider Beijing the most worrisome potential threat in the Pacific, even as North Korea pursues a nuclear warhead.

Beyond the well-publicized military build up on man-made islands in the South China Sea, China has built up its fleet of fighters to the extent that it operates a daily, aggressive campaign to contest airspace over the East China Sea, South China Sea and beyond, U.S. military officials in the region said. China has also taken several other non-military steps that are viewed as attempts to make it much more difficult for the U.S. to operate there and defend allies in the future.

The officials described the escalatory behaviors by China in a briefing they provided to reporters traveling with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.

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Update: China is said to have practiced bombing attacks against Guam (CNBC)

WNU Editor: China practices bombing many targets .... Guam included. The focus on Guam is also not a surprise. U.S. bases at Okinawa/Japan/South Korea are important .... but in any major conflict Guam will be critical in supplying these bases .... hence the big target from countries like China and North Korea.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here.. just our friendly Chinese (the guys who back North Korea with everything from money to political influence to selling military hardware and even the rocket fuel for the rockets that target the US)... now practice runs on Guam.. nothing to see here.. business as usual..
common... it should be clear to everyone by now, where China stands
China stands with North Korea - and this is a message from them to us. Think the free world should start sending messages to China. Show them where we stand.