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China reclaims, weaponizes 3,200 acres in S China Sea: Pentagon

(From AP) China has reclaimed more than 3,200 acres of land in the southeastern South China Sea.

But the country’s focus has shifted to developing and weaponizing those man-made islands so it will have greater control over the maritime region without resorting to armed conflict, according to a new Pentagon report.

In its most detailed assessment to date of China’s island-building program, the Defense Department said three of the land features in the Spratly Islands…

Source: China reclaims, weaponizes 3,200 acres in S China Sea: Pentagon – Asia Times

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