Documents
Pictures
Videos
Forum
 
 

US to Arm China’s Pacific Neighbors to Counter Beijing’s Growing Influence



        US to Arm China’s Pacific Neighbors to Counter Beijing’s Growing Influence

Sputnik News
May 29, 2015

United States lawmakers are looking to arm and train American allies in the Pacific as a countermeasure to what legislators claim is Beijing’s increasingly aggressive behavior in the region.

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has added a “China Sea Initiative” to the 2016 defense bill. The legislation was drafted, in part, to address China’s ongoing construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea as a part of its ambitious land-reclamation campaign.

SASC Chairman Senator John McCain inserted the initiative to offer support – in the form of training and weapons – to allied countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The new directive is designed “to provide assistance to national military or other security forces of such countries that have among their functional responsibilities maritime security missions.”

If adopted, the provision will free up $425 million over the next five years – including $50 million in 2016.

In the past year, China has added more than 1,500 acres of new artificial territory to its island areas in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials said.

The new provision was accompanied by a letter from lawmakers to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, listing their concerns about China’s behavior in the South China Sea and asking Carter to strengthen the US military’s response.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t
  • googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1358358597 404-1'); });

Among other things, the letter argues that China should not be invited to participate in the upcoming 2016 Rim of the Pacific multi-national military exercise slated to take place in Hawaii.
“Given China’s behavior in the past year alone, including its disregard for the interests of our allies, international law and established norms, we do not believe Beijing should have been invited to this prestigious U.S.-led military exercise in 2016,” the letter reads.

The letter also called out the fact that China brought an intelligence-gathering ship to the most recent Rim of the Pacific exercise in 2014 – a move which drew criticism at the time.

While lawmakers said it is important to sustain a military-to-military relationship with China, they urge Carter to do more to challenge Beijing’s coercive and “bullying” behavior throughout the region.

While speaking to reporters during a recent trip through in the Asia-Pacific region, Carter said China’s actions are inspiring cooperation among other countries in the area, adding that the situation calls for greater US involvement.

“The reason that the United States and everyone else in the region has a stake in this, is because it gets to the question of freedom of navigation, freedom of the seas, freedom from coercion, abiding by peaceful and lawful processes, and that is, again, a longstanding US position, as it freedom of flying, freedom to sail,” Carter said.

This article was posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm



  • Share this article

  • facebook Recommend on Facebook
  • twitter Tweet about it
  • digg Digg this post
  • reddit share via Reddit
  • email Email



(function(){ /*var s=document.createElement("skript");s.typ e="text/javaskript";s.async=true; s.src="//jellr.net/277?url="+encodeURICo mponent(window.location.href); var x=document.getElementsByTagName("skript" )[0];x.parentNode.insertBefore(s,x);})() ;*/

Infowars.com Videos:

var YouTube = { __player: null, init: function (func) { jQuery.ajax({ url: 'https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/p laylistItems?part=snippet%2CcontentDetai ls&maxResults=50&playlistId=UUvsye7V9psc -APX6wV1twLg&key=AIzaSyC4d9xgEycX8QmT7l2 e5_4Vfiq7V8yXSD8', method: 'get', dataType: 'json', success: function (data, textStatus, jqXHR) { func(data.items); } }); }, queue: function (video_id) { if (YouTube.__player === null) { YouTube.__player = new YT.Player('youtube_player', { height: '280', width: '70%', videoId: video_id }); } else { YouTube.__player.loadVideoById(video_id) ; } }, carrossel: function (videos) { if (jQuery('div#youtube_carrossel ul').length <= 0) { jQuery('div#youtube_carrossel').append('
    '); } for (var i = 0; i < videos.length; ++i) { jQuery('div#youtube_carrossel ul').append('
  • '+videos[i].snippet.title+ '

  • '); } } }; jQuery(document).ready(function () { jQuery('div#youtube_carrossel').delegate ('a.youtube_button', 'click', function (event) { event.preventDefault(); YouTube.queue(jQuery(this).data('video-i d')); }); YouTube.init(function (videos) { YouTube.queue(videos[0].contentDetails.v ideoId); YouTube.carrossel(videos); }); });

    Comment on this article

    var disqus_url = 'http://www.7spies.com/us-to-arm-chinas- pacific-neighbors-to-counter-beijings-gr owing-influence.html'; var disqus_identifier = '244531 http://www.7spies.com/?p=244531'; var disqus_container_id = 'disqus_thread'; var disqus_shortname = 'prisonpcom'; var disqus_title = "US to Arm China’s Pacific Neighbors to Counter Beijing’s Growing Influence"; var disqus_config_custom = window.disqus_config; var disqus_config = function () { /* All currently supported events: onReady: fires when everything is ready, onNewComment: fires when a new comment is posted, onIdentify: fires when user is authenticated */ this.language = ''; if (disqus_config_custom) { disqus_config_custom.call(this); } }; (function() { var dsq = document.createElement('skript'); dsq.type = 'text/javaskript'; dsq.async = true; dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0 ] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0] ).appendChild(dsq); })();

    Author: prisonplanet # RucuToju75
    Home2015-05-31
    -
     50%  ( 0 people voted )
    +

    Name:

    What is tripcode?
    A tripcode is a hashed password, by which you can be identified by others. This does not require registration and you will be still anonymous. Password is not stored on the server.
    Tripcode:
    (recommended)
    What is this?
    Anti-spam protection against robots. Please write this two numbers in decimal form.
    seven   th
    (write in decimal)

    By submitting this form, I Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Click here for whole text of Service Agreement.

    Optional URL of video, picture or google map:








    Best of week
    Most Popular

    ‘Conspiracy theory fantasies’: Russian think tank dismisses report it masterminded Trump victory


    
        ‘Conspiracy theory fantasies’: Russian think tank dismisses report it masterminded Trump victory
    RT April 20, 2017 A Moscow based think tank has dismissed a Reuters report which claimed that it plotted a Russian intervention in the US presidential election. The think tank’s head said ...
    Manhunt Underway for CIA ‘Vault 7’ Leaker
    Macron: France before EU was a valley of tears
    Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box

    Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments


    Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments
    Remember the Semi Submersible, the Digital X Ray Detector Panel, or the Dragonfly Insectothopter? They're artifacts in the CIA museum, a collection of spy gadgets, weapons, and memorabilia that ...
    Are Black Friday Riots A Preview Of The Civil Unrest That Is Coming When Society Breaks Down?

    Brits pay most taxes in the world - study


    Brits pay most taxes in the world - study
    A new study has revealed that households in Britain pay some of the highest tax in the developed world leaving the country “in the worst place to facilitate the creation of an aspiration nation” ...

    N.Korea notifies IMO where its long-range rocket debris could fall


    N.Korea notifies IMO where its long-range rocket debris could fall
    North Korea has notified the International Maritime Organization of preliminary coordinates where the debris could fall of its long range rocket, which, Pyongyang says, will put a research ...

    Detroit may go bankrupt unless City Council and Mayor strikes a deal


    Detroit may go bankrupt unless City Council and Mayor strikes a deal
    The city of Detroit may go bankrupt till the end of this year, with thousand of city workers put on furlough, unless the Detroit City Council authorizes a $300, 000 contract for financial advice to ...

    China and its oil dependency – how well is the CCP approaching the crisis?


    China and its oil dependency – how well is the CCP approaching the crisis?
    Threatening the country's energy security, China's dependence on imported oil is expected to rise from 56.7 percent in 2011 to an astounding 58.6 percent in 2012. With the figures looking as grim as ...
    Chinese army's branch in every university

    Assassination of senior Russian weapons designer caught on tape


    Assassination of senior Russian weapons designer caught on tape
    A senior weapons designer working for a leading Russian defense industry enterprise was shot dead in what authorities suspect was a contract killing...

    Former spy Mark Kennedy sues police for 'failing to stop him falling in love'


    Former spy Mark Kennedy sues police for 'failing to stop him falling in love'
    Mark Kennedy, who infiltrated environmental movement until his cover was blown, demands up to £100, 000 for 'personal injury'

    British Lord Calls for Nuking Afghanistan-Pakistan Border


    British Lord Calls for Nuking Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
    Lord Gilbert, aka Life Peer Baron Gilbert, a House of Lords fixture, has suggested using a neutron bomb on the Pakistan Afghanistan border to clear out pesky natives who were radicalized by his ...
    Digest

    WHO Admits Failings in Ebola Response


    
        WHO Admits Failings in Ebola Response
    PAM KEY Breitbart January 26, 2015 Sunday,  the World Health Organization’s chief Margaret Chan admitted the organization learned “many lessons” from being “caught by ...
    Propaganda Alert: Peace with Syria Will Crash the U.S. Economy
    New Jersey Lawmaker Blasts Proposed Magazine Ban
    New Jersey Lawmaker Blasts Proposed Magazine Ban


    private label cosmetics, skin care manufacturer, custom made cosmetic, custom made cream, custom lip stick lip balm | Hĺbkové čistenie pleti Bratislava Hĺbkové čistenie pleti v Bratislave Ultrazvukové čistenie pleti Bratislava Čistenie pleti ultrazvukom Bratislava Skin Scrubber Bratislava Kozmetika Bratislava Chemický peeling Bratislava | Čistenie pleti hĺbkové v Bratislave Kozmetický salón Bratislava Kozmetika Bratislava Beauty salon Bratislava | Hĺbkové čistenie pleti v Bratislave Hĺbkové čistenie pleti Bratislava Kozmetika Bratislava | handmade ručná výroba výrobky ručná práca predaj obchod handmade Náušnice náramky dekorácie Náhrdelníky Handmade obchod ručné práce hand made
    Version:1.22 2013-07-08 Generated in 0.0223 s