On China and its maritime ambitions

Assistant Defense Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear, left, and Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., US Navy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, take their seats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on maritime security strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
AP Photo Assistant Defense Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear, left, and Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., US Navy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, take their seats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on maritime security strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

“I’m not sure this administration would recognize provocation if it were slapped in the face.”

– Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in reference to China’s recent provocative cruise through the Bering Sea.

“I agree that the South China Sea is no more China’s than the Gulf of Mexico is Mexico’s”

– Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command

Source: News from The Associated Press

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