Thursday, May 31, 2018

U.S. Lt. Gen. McKenzie Warns China That The U.S. Military Is Very Good At 'Taking Down Small Islands' In Pacific

Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White and Joint Staff director Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie brief the media at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017. (DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

CNN: US warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands

Washington (CNN)The Pentagon on Thursday ratcheted up rhetoric about China's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, even as the Trump administration presses China for cooperation on North Korea.

When asked by a reporter about the ability of the US to "blow apart" one of China's controversial man-made islands, Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, told reporters, "I would just tell you that the United States military has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands."

His comments come amid growing tension in the hotly contested region, as the US ramps up freedom of navigation operations in response to China's steady militarization of its artificial islands.

The US Navy sailed two warships within 12 nautical miles of the disputed Paracel Islands in the past week, the first time it has used more than one vessel in the operations, which are meant to demonstrate the right of free passage in international waters.

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Update #1: Pentagon: US military has a lot of experience 'taking down small islands' in Pacific (The Hill)
Update #2: US Good at 'Taking Down' Small Islands, General Hints to China (
Update #3: ‘Taking Down’ Islands in Western Pacific is a ‘Core Competency’ - US General (Sputnik)

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Anonymous said...

Love it

We should also let them know that the Godzilla movies were real, and we captured and now control one of those beasts...

Anonymous said...

Remember Granada!
Let us never forget