U.S. Strengthens Military Options for China, Reassures Asia Allies

Posted April 28, 2014 at 5:00am

The Wall St. Journal reports that “the U.S. military has prepared options for a muscular response to any future Chinese provocations in the South and East China seas, ranging from displays of B-2 bomber flights near China to aircraft-carrier exercises near its coastal waters, officials said.”  

“The menu of options, described by officials briefed on the action plan, reflects concerns that U.S. allies in Asia have questions about the Obama administration’s commitments to its security obligations, particularly after Russia’s seizure of the Crimean peninsula.”  

“The security question has closely followed President Barack Obama in recent days during his four-country Asian trip.”