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  • Philippine President Duterte threatens to send troops on a 'suicide mission' in South China Sea

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Chinese manoeuvres in the South China Sea close to Manila's Pag-asa island, telling Beijing 'things would be different' if they touched the disputed territory.

    Mail Online
  • The Real Problem with China's South China Sea Bases

    Robert Farley Security, China has built some islands in the South China Sea. But can it protect them? The islands of the SCS have some military relevance, but are more important as a political claim to waterways and undersea resources. Militarily, they represent a thin crust on China’s A2/AD system. Under certain conditions this crust could disrupt U.S. freedom of action, but it won’t be hard for the United States’ Air Force and Navy to punch through. China has built some islands in the South...

    The National Interest
  • China vs. America: How a War in the South China Sea Could Start

    Kerry K. Gershaneck, James E. Fanell Security, The fate of Asia could be decided.  Thus, China began its war for the South China Sea. China’s claims of South China Sea (SCS) ownership are illegal, but Beijing’s hyper-nationalistic officials increasingly encourage its forces to attack U.S. Navy ships operating lawfully there. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) appears to be calling for war—a war it may well get. But it is a war that will not stay confined to that body of water, and a war...

    The National Interest