Counter China’s militarization of the Pacific
The U.S. is trying to counter China’s militarization of the Pacific by strengthening alliances and negotiating access to new military bases near Taiwan and the South China Sea. Closer ties with Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has helped the U.S. establish more major bases in the area.
WSJ’s Shelby Holliday traveled to the Philippines to see how the strategy is playing out on the ground.
0:00 American weapons are tested over the South China Sea
0:49 The new bases the U.S. has access to in the Philippines
2:30 How the U.S. is preparing for a war over Taiwan
3:50 Tensions in the South China Sea
5:12 U.S. allies in the Pacific
Credit to : WSJ