South China Sea island weaponization

SINGAPORE | Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization

SINGAPORE — China’s placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, laying out a sharp criticism of Beijing at an international security forum and threatening larger consequences if militarization continues. He warned that America’s recent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization