U.S. Military Claims it Can Destroy Beijing’s Heavily Militarised South China Sea Island Bases – But Can It?

Following the latest freedom of navigation exercises by the United States military in the South China Sea, under which the U.S. Navy and Air Force have regularly deployed warships and heavy bombers to sea and airspace claimed by China as its own and approached Chinese military positions in manoeuvres deemed highly provocative by Beijing, the Pentagon has issued a statement that it retains the capabilities to completely destroy Chinese bases in the region if necessary. Continue reading