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90 Seconds: Ashley Norman, Boatswain's Mate, USS McCampbell
U.S. naval commanders, ordered to move the bulk of their fleet to the Pacific theater, say it’s clear that China is building a “blue-water navy,” capable of sustained operations across oceans and able to project power far from the home country.
Not long ago, China was the darling of its less powerful Asian neighbors with its growing economic importance and a policy of non-interference in external affairs that contrasted with bellicose U.S. foreign policy after 9/11. But a recent series of incidents has raised individual and collective concerns from India on one side to Japan and the Philippines on the other.