The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China

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    Mar 08, 2016 5:44 AM GMT
    The U.S. Navy has dispatched a small armada to the South China Sea.
    ...two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the disputed waters in recent days, according to military officials. The carrier strike group is the latest show of force in the tense region, with the U.S. asserting that China is militarizing the region to guard its excessive territorial claims.

    "In my opinion China is clearly militarizing the South China Sea," Harris testified on Feb. 24. "You’d have to believe in a flat Earth to believe otherwise."

    Overnight, Chinese officials dismissed claims that China was militarizing the region, pointing to the Stennis's patrol as evidence that the U.S. was to blame for the increased military tensions.

    "Clearly the Navy and DoD is demonstrating its full commitment to presence and freedom of navigation in the region,” said Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain and analyst with the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C. “With the full carrier strike group and the command ship, the Navy is showing the scope of its interests and ability to project presence and power around world.”


    http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/03/stennis-strike-group-deployed-to-south-china-sea/81270736/

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    Mar 08, 2016 5:53 AM GMT
    Oop.
    I meant to post this in the News/Politics section
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    Mar 08, 2016 2:54 PM GMT
    It's about time. China has been asserting control over that part of the world, blatantly dismissing the claims of smaller, less powerful nations.
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    Mar 08, 2016 9:23 PM GMT
    Nuke them back into the stone age.