A harder US line? Potential Pentagon chief floated idea to sink China fleet in 72 hours

//A harder US line? Potential Pentagon chief floated idea to sink China fleet in 72 hours

A harder US line? Potential Pentagon chief floated idea to sink China fleet in 72 hours

The next Pentagon chief could cement the US’ already hard defence line on China, with one contender suggesting that American forces could bolster deterrence with the ability to “sink all” Chinese vessels “within 72 hours” in the South China Sea.Michele Flournoy, an undersecretary of defence in the Obama administration, has been touted as a possible defence secretary in the cabinet of US president-elect Joe Biden.In an article in the journal Foreign Affairs in June, Flournoy said that as…

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