"Last year in testimony to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, created by Congress, he reported that Beijing felt increasingly encircled. It sees Washington’s hypersonic glider as a way to attack China without crossing the nuclear threshold, complicating its assessment of nuclear retaliation."
"'The idea is that if we were ever to get into a bust-up in the South China Sea, the Chinese would not know for sure what sort of capabilities the US might have,' says Shawn Brimley, a former White House and Pentagon official now at the Center for a New American Security. 'This might have some deterrent impact on the potential for provocative behaviour.'"
By John McCain
"time for the US to move beyond symbolic gestures and launch a robust 'freedom of the seas campaign'."
By Lyle Goldstein.
"Further evidence of an intensifying debate in Beijing foreign policy circles is a December 2015 article in the important Chinese journal Chinese Foreign Policy (中国外交). Written by China Academy of Social Sciences researcher Xu Jin (徐进)"
"A new generation of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles may come into service as early as this year and will herald a period of rapid nuclear build-up by China, according to experts. With a 14,500km estimated range, the DF-41 is the first Chinese missile capable of carrying multiple warheads that can strike any part of the US from anywhere in China."
"The department's main mission is to plan, coordinate and enact "non-war" overseas action, such as peacekeeping missions, evacuations and joint drills"
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