Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

Further to this post in May, the head of US Pacific Command is at it again, note my italics–one would have thought such statements should be for civilian policy makers (in any event President Trump unlikely to be bothered)–at Defense One’sD-Brief“:

The U.S. will cooperate with China, “but we will be ready to confront when we must,” said PACOM’s Adm. Harry Harris during a speech this morning in Sydney. “We will not allow a shared domain to be closed down unilaterally no matter how many bases are built on artificial features in the South China Sea,” he said. “The U.S. fought its first war following our independence to ensure freedom of navigation. This is an enduring principle and one of the reasons our forces stand ready to fight tonight [emphasis added, talk about robust]”. More here

More here on the South China Sea.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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8 thoughts on “Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2”

  1. Good luck with this from USN admiral:

    Maybe China should also “lift Shanghai up, up, ever upward until it’s just like Kansas City”
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=qae5AAAAIAAJ&q=shanghai+senator+%22ever+upward%22+%22kansas+city%22&dq=shanghai+senator+%22ever+upward%22+%22kansas+city%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje2baJtf7QAhUG0oMKHf3DBGEQ6AEIKjAB

    Mark Collins

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