Would China’s Island Bases Be the First Casualty of a U.S.-China War?


by The National Interest

The National Interest— Kyle Mizokami China, Indo-Pacific The ports and airfields under construction will almost certainly grow to defend the region, with help from the mainland, from a complex antisubmarine warfare campaign designed to go after China’s seagoing nuclear weapons. Here's What You Need To Remember: In any military confrontation with the United States, China’s at-sea outposts would almost certainly be quickly rolled back by waves of airstrikes and cruise missile attacks, devastating People’s Liberation...

The National Interest—Can a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea Be Avoided?. Kris Osborn U.S.-China, Asia In terms of pure statistics, increasing the number of patrols, surveillance operations and attack drills near one another simply raises the probability of some kind of hostile encounter. Here's What You Need to Remember: “The possibility of small and medium-sized clashes, which could involve ship collisions and occasional firing incidents, is rising,” the Global Times writes.  Many experts, observers and officials seem to share the concern, given the rapid...

The Asahi Shimbun—PFOS exceeds state-set levels at 38 sites near U.S. bases: Water quality checks near U.S. bases in Okinawa Prefecture found alarming levels of a suspected carcinogen and other substances at 38 locations, or more than 70 percent of 49 surveyed sites.. NAHA--Water quality checks near U.S. bases in Okinawa Prefecture found alarming levels of a suspected carcinogen and other substances at 38 locations, or more than 70 percent of 49 surveyed sites.

Grid News—Imagining the unimaginable: The U.S., China and war over Taiwan. One way to avoid conflict may be to understand just how destructive it would be.