Are China's South China Sea Bases A Problem For The U.S. Navy?
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

PLA Navy, Indo-Pacific

China continues construction across the region, meaning that it may expand its military presence in the future.

Here's What You Need to Know: Militarily, they represent a thin crust on China’s A2/AD system. Under certain conditions this crust could disrupt U.S. freedom of action, but it won’t be hard for the United States’ Air Force and Navy to punch through.China has built some islands in the South China Sea. Can it protect them?

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