The commander of the US Navy’s 7th fleet compares the threats against Taiwan to the South China Sea where Beijing spent years building military bases and facilities on a series of contested atolls, while denying it was doing just that. Photo: Twitter
The commander of the US Navy’s 7th fleet compares the threats against Taiwan to the South China Sea where Beijing spent years building military bases and facilities on a series of contested atolls, while denying it was doing just that. Photo: Twitter
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Chinese missile fire over Taiwan must be contested or actions by ‘gorilla in the room’ will become new norm: US Navy commander

  • ‘Irresponsible’ to launch missiles where shipping lanes are, 7th Fleet commander Vice-Admiral Karl Thomas says
  • Beijing has stopped short of confirming state media reports that some PLA ballistic missiles in latest drills went directly over Taipei

The commander of the US Navy’s 7th fleet compares the threats against Taiwan to the South China Sea where Beijing spent years building military bases and facilities on a series of contested atolls, while denying it was doing just that. Photo: Twitter
The commander of the US Navy’s 7th fleet compares the threats against Taiwan to the South China Sea where Beijing spent years building military bases and facilities on a series of contested atolls, while denying it was doing just that. Photo: Twitter
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