US Air Force Hornets refuel over Wake Island. Photo: HandoutUS Air Force Hornets refuel over Wake Island. Photo: Handout
US Air Force Hornets refuel over Wake Island. Photo: Handout

US upgrades defensive ‘buffer’ in Pacific as China’s military capabilities increase

  • Satellite images show work on the remote base on Wake Island, which could play a key defensive role in event of conflict in the western Pacific
  • China now has missiles capable of targeting the defences on Guam and striking the continental United States

Topic |   US-China relations
US Air Force Hornets refuel over Wake Island. Photo: HandoutUS Air Force Hornets refuel over Wake Island. Photo: Handout
US Air Force Hornets refuel over Wake Island. Photo: Handout
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