May 13 2015
The Pentagon has been considering dispatching U.S. forces close to the Chinese artificial islands that are being constructed in the disputed South China Sea, reports Reuters.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter requested options that included sending military aircraft and ships within 12 nautical miles of Chinese land reclamation efforts in the Spratly islands, said an unnamed U.S. official on Tuesday.
Another option is said to be flying Navy surveillance aircraft over the...
Please log in to continue reading.
Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.
Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…
Try Military Periscope free for seven days
Military Periscope FEDLINK information
Service ID: UC Contract Number: LCFDL19D0065
Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.
600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,
Washington DC, 20037, USA.
©Military Periscope 2022
All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.