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How to solve logistical challenges during a South China Sea conflict | Defense News

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How to solve logistical challenges during a South China Sea conflict | Defense News
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China’s presence and expansion around the Asian Pacific presents multiple challenges between the US and US Armed Forces in the region. China mostly uses this area for fisheries, oil natural gas reserves, and trillions of dollars of worth of shipping. But according to the CIA, there is only eight airports, five helipads and no port facilities that they have control over. With their influence and infrastructure on the rise, China’s expansion into the South and East China Sea will give them approximately 20% control of the worlds trade. The large Chinese influence will allow little space for American and other United forces to enter the areas. Scott Trail, retired Marine and developmental test pilot as well as writer, states that the question is “Will military planners realize time is running out and act before China takes the advice of its ancient general, Sun Tzu?”

Source: https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2020/12/24/how-to-solve-logistical-challenges-during-a-south-china-sea-conflict/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2012.28.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief