Republicans call for more naval resources amid South China Sea dispute




 
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Republicans call for more naval resources amid South China Sea dispute
 
January 7th, 2016  
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Republicans call for more naval resources amid South China Sea dispute
Tension over the South China Sea highlights the need for the United States to maintain a strong navy to serve as a deterrent, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, criticizing the Obama administration for proposals he said would reduce the U.S. naval fleet. "This just shows that we need to have a strong navy," Ryan said at a news briefing. This means we need to have a strong military and a strong navy, and a real foreign policy, which we do not now have." Ryan's comments came one day after China again landed a plane on a disputed island in the waters, which are disputed territory claimed by China as well as Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan.




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