July 12, 2016

After South China Sea ruling, Pentagon will avoid stoking tensions with Beijing

Featuring Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Missy Ryan

The U.S. military, whose shows of force in the Pacific have incensed Chinese leaders over the past year, will embrace a restrained response to a sweeping new ruling against Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, current and former officials said Tuesday.

While U.S. officials reject Beijing’s attempts to assert its control over a vast swath of sea, they are equally eager to avoid confrontation with a rising military power that is a powerful actor in global commerce and finance.


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  • Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Mira Rapp-Hooper is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS...