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August 27, 2014

U.S. Strengthens Military Options for China, Reassures Asia Allies

The Wall St. Journal reports that “the U.S. military has prepared options for a muscular response to any future Chinese provocations in the South and East China seas, ranging from displays of B-2 bomber flights near China to aircraft-carrier exercises near its coastal waters, officials said.”

“The menu of options, described by officials briefed on the action plan, reflects concerns that U.S. allies in Asia have questions about the Obama administration’s commitments to its security obligations, particularly after Russia’s seizure of the Crimean peninsula.”

“The security question has closely followed President Barack Obama in recent days during his four-country Asian trip.”

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  • London Eye

    Knowing O’Barmies red lines are no longer red, then anything he says with regard to supporting Asia against the increasingly warmongering Chinese can be had with a ‘pinch of salt~

    • RedRose_13

      Why did you say so? You must be a communist Chinese acting like British promoting pro-communist stance.

  • alberto romero

    What Chinese provocations are you talking about?They already occupied reefs and islets and are in the process of reclaiming those reefs and islets in the west Philippine seas. They are planning to put up military installations and airports for their advance weaponry there. Xi Jin Ping already told the Americans that they will not stand down if they are challenged of their historical rights, their 9 dash line, I mean 10 dash line and their manufactured maps which is recently drawn by Communist Party of China. China is really a liar and a bully. Poor Philippines they have a bully and an aggressive neighbor. I could not blame Japan If they will arm themselves because of China’s bullying.

  • alberto romero

    As for the Philippines we have a corrupt government and corrupt people (by Jose P. Rizal).

  • alberto romero

    As for my love of my country the only thing left I could do is to put sticks of dynamite to the whole part of my body and blow it up to the Chinese intruder.

  • Jose B. Brotarlo, Jr.

    As for recent and unwarranted incursions by China on the Philippine area of sovereignty, it only validates what Dionysius, a great military leader , once said: ” it is a law of nature, which time shall neither annul nor destroy, that those who have greater strength and power shall bear rule over those who have less.”

  • nixon

    have the 7th fleet pass by the disputed island n see how the chinese coast guard n navy will react

  • jimy neil

    i aggree to nixon. if Obama is sincere, why not let the 7th fleet pass by those disputed islands and have theirnaval exercises to give warning to China that the US will not accept that the south china sea will be under chinese jurisdiction and and the free passage navigation will be under chinese control.

  • Julius Gallego

    there is no world police now…commitment to its asean alleis is just a word of a safe gamer…we could no longer rely our security issue to US knowing that China can spit US face now as what i have observe..lets stand and build a new Philippines on our own….

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