tirsdag 9. mars 2021

U.S. Navy Calls China's Rapid Sea Power Rise 'Concerning,' But Will 'Confront'

The U.S. Navy has expressed concern about the rapid rise of China's maritime military forces, but said it would continue to challenge Beijing's activities across the Asia-Pacific. "The entirety of People's Liberation Army Navy growth in both capacity and capability is concerning," U.S. Navy Assistant Chief of Information Commander Courtney Hillson told Newsweek in a statement.

Newsweek recently reported on the three-pronged approach of the People's Liberation Army toward exercising naval its expansive naval seaborne power. Hillson broke down this triple threat, and explained how it's being used — alongside the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force — to enforce Chinese interests in contested territories Beijing claims as its own, such as the South China Sea.