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U.S. Misses Real Threat of China's Fake Islands

Congress and military leaders demand Obama do something about Beijing's mischief.
Chinese mischief.

Chinese mischief.

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The Barack Obama administration has been very busy dealing with nuclear negotiations with Iran, a war against the Islamic State, a new conflict in Yemen and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Yet the understandable focus on these other crises has obscured China's efforts to speed up its militarization of the South China Sea. Now, Chinese progress has reached the point that senior Pentagon officials and Congressional leaders are demanding the administration do something about it.

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