"Within the Pentagon, this high-tech approach is known by the dull phrase “third offset strategy,” emulating two earlier “offsets” that checked Russian military advances during the Cold War. The first offset was tactical nuclear weapons; the second was precision-guided conventional weapons. The latest version assumes that smart, robot weapons can help restore deterrence that has been eroded by Russian and Chinese progress."
[Washington Post] Satellite images show China may be building powerful radar on disputed islands. 02/22/16
"images appear to show a high-frequency radar installation being built on Cuarteron Reef, one of seven islands China has recently expanded through a massive land reclamation program in the Spratly chain."
"The United States official said the Chinese appeared to have deployed HQ-9 missile batteries on Woody Island in the Paracel chain."
[Center for Strategic and International Studies] Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence, and Partnership. January 2016
"An independent review of U.S. defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific."
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