US observes largest Chinese military deployment since World War II

The American Boeing P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft made a demonstrative flight around the islands of the Spratly archipelago, the ownership of which is disputed by five nearby states: China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam.

At the end of the mission, the head of the US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, noted that China is currently witnessing the largest deployment of the Chinese military since World War II. On the Spratly Islands, the Chinese have deployed a large number of warplanes, anti-ship systems and other systems, which, according to Aquilino, can threaten the peaceful use of sea and air space.

During the flight of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon archipelago, a Chinese fighter flew dangerously close to the American aircraft. This was announced by the commander of the Navy, Joel Martinez, who led the crew of the Poseidon.

Meanwhile, during one of the latest meetings with voters, Joseph Biden stressed that Washington would provide military support to Taiwan if the rebellious island was attacked by Chinese troops. The United States does not want a cold war with China, but is ready to defend its interests to the end. At the same time, the United States continues to officially recognize the position of China, which considers Taiwan its territory.
  • Photos used: US Indo-Pacific Commander
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  1. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 23 March 2022 13: 06
    Well, China has been actively preparing for "something" in recent years. The state reserve bought grain and other products all over the world for years to come - obviously not for the March 8 holiday. Soon we will find out the goals and objectives.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 23 March 2022 13: 38
    And what about the Chinese Boeing, which suddenly crashed into the ground in a corkscrew for unknown reasons? Maybe it was the Tsrushniks who took the remote control of this aircraft into their own hands? A warning, so to speak, to Chairman Xi? It is likely that manufacturers could install the "left" tab there. So it's better to fly on domestic transport, so as not to feel like flying on a barrel of gunpowder.
    1. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 24 March 2022 00: 04
      In Kazan, the Boeing stuck in the same way. And somewhere else there were similar cases with him.
  3. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 23 March 2022 13: 54
    What will the US protect? Will non-Americans be sent to feed the fish? And will they? They can't survive against China and Russia.
    And Alaska, after the storm, under what conditions will it be accepted back into the Russian Federation?
  4. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 23 March 2022 19: 11
    The United States does not want a cold war with China, but is ready to defend its interests to the end.

    Is Taiwan American?
  5. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 23 March 2022 19: 55
    Great! Thousands of miles from the US and a few miles from the Chinese border, a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to an American spy plane! Aren't mattress toppers crazy?