Military & Intelligence News – May 13th, 2015

China’s “artificial island” strategy likely to force South China Sea issues…

China intends to expand its naval-basing activities by building giant floating islands

China is building a “great wall of sand” to “anchor” territorial claims

U.S. military is considering using aircraft and warships to directly contest Chinese territorial claims using a chain of rapidly expanding “artificial islands”…

Further background: China now building massive artificial islands for both civilian and military purposes – see here and here.

Japan’s new “collective self -defence” re-interpretation of its Constitution allows greater co-operation with U.S.