Pacific Powder Keg: US Deploys More Ships Raising Stakes in South China Sea

  The Obama administration continues its drift towards World War III through an openly confrontational policy towards Beijing in the South China Sea, harkening memories of the ‘Guns of August.’ On Thursday, US Navy officials speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed Washington’s plans to dispatch more surface ships to bolster the Third Fleet’s deployment in the South China Sea. The…

U.S. Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China

The U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a move that comes at a time of heightened tensions with China.The Third Fleet’s Pacific Surface Action Group, which includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and…

US Concerned Over Intercepts of Planes ‘Violating Russia, China’s Security’

Source: sputniknews.com Washington has recently increased reconnaissance flights near Russia’s and China’s borders, while accusing Moscow and Beijing of intercepting US spy planes that are “violating their national security.” Last week Chinese military aircraft interceprted US reconnaissance planes near the island of Hainan and the upcoming conference on mechanisms of maritime military security on June 24-25 is thought to prove the “capabilities…