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Who Is Militarizing the South China Sea? | The Diplomat

Who Is Militarizing the South China Sea? | The Diplomat

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Defense Secretary Ashton Carter have repeatedly warned China not to militarize the Spratly islands in the South China Sea. But China claims that it is the United States that is militarizing the region and the South China Sea disputes. Who is doing what, is it “militarization,” and why does it matter?

Source: Who Is Militarizing the South China Sea? | The Diplomat