U.S. Force Responds To Russia’s Military Move, Rising Tensions
CHINA has threatened to ramp up its aggression towards the US in the South China Sea, after military and government officials discussed the tensions and relations between the world’s two largest economies on Saturday.
Chinese media has reported the situation in the contested South China Sea is on the brink of escalation. The claim was made by the state-owned tabloid, Global Times. The paper quoted a senior Chinese military official, who declared China should be prepared to attack US naval vessels, should the US violate Chinese “territorial waters”.
Dai Xu, who is president of the Institute of Marine Safety and Cooperation, said: “If the US warships break into Chinese waters again, I suggest that two warships should be sent: one to stop it, and another one to ram it.
“In our territorial waters, we won’t allow US warships to create disturbance.”
The PLAAF Air Force Colonel Commander was quoted by the Chinese tabloid after a conference held in Beijing on Saturday.
Referring to the increasingly regular Freedom of Navigation Operations being carried out by the United States in the South China Sea, Mr Dai said he couldn’t understand why people in China were afraid of using military force to counter US Navy activity. read more…
CHINA is preparing for war in the South China Sea and Taiwan as tensions between China and the US continue to escalate over trade and Chinese expansion
China’s President Xi Jinping ordered the Southern Theatre Command, the nation’s military group that monitors the South China Sea and Taiwan, to “prepare the war” last Thursday.
He told the state broadcaster CCTV that it was important for the military to be prepared for war.
President Xi said: “It’s necessary to strengthen the mission and concentrate preparations for fighting a war.”
He made his comments during an inspection of the Southern Theatre Command located in Guangdong province. read more…
‘We are preparing for war’ Russia issues SHOCK warning over US withdrawal from INF Treaty
A LEADING Russian official has warned that Russia is preparing for war in the wake of the US’s unilateral withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), in a sign of growing tensions between the two foes.
Andrei Belousov, deputy head of the Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Minister, raised concerns over potential future conflict between the US and Russia, stating that Moscow will defend its territorial integrity and principles in response to US aggression.
Mr Belousov made his remarks after the First Committee of the UN General Assembly voted against a draft resolution to the INF proposed by Russia in support of the treaty.
He said: “Here recently at the meeting, the United States said that Russia is preparing for war.
“Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I have confirmed it. read more…
(CNN)The United States Permanent Representative to NATO, Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison, warned Tuesday that the US could “take out” Russian missiles that are perceived to be in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty should Moscow continue to violate the agreement.
US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison didn’t miss an opportunity to fire a warning shot in the direction of Russia when accusing it of building new nuclear missiles that would allegedly be pointed at Europe. Should such missiles be completed, she said at the Tuesday briefing, “at that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a [Russian] missile that could hit any of our countries.”
Hutchison then doubled down on the threat, saying: “Counter measures [by the United States] would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty.” She added: “They are on notice.” read more…