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North Korea Nuclear Test. China Island Fortress. US Drone Subs. Gordon Chang, Daily Beast. Thaddeus McCotter, WJR. “The United States will respond strongly in the case of a further North Korean nuclear test, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, days after the North's failure to launch what the United States believes was an intermediate-range ballistic missile. North Korea conducted a fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch the next month, both in contravention of U.N. Security Council resolutions. “Expanded U.N. sanctions aimed at starving North Korea of funds for its nuclear weapons program were approved in a unanimous Security Council vote in early March on a resolution drafted by the United States and China. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-blinken-idUSKCN0XF0VB
“The US has criticised China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea and worries that it plans to use them for military purposes, even though China says it has no hostile intent. “The runway on the Fiery Cross Reef is 3,000 metres (10,000ft) long and is one of three China has been building for more than a year by dredging sand up on to reefs and atolls in the Spratly archipelago. “Civilian flights began test runs there in January. “In a front-page story, the official People’s Liberation Army Daily said a military aircraft on patrol over the South China Sea on Sunday received an emergency call to land at Fiery Cross Reef to evacuate three seriously ill workers. “They were taken in the transport aircraft back to Hainan island for treatment, it said, showing a picture of the aircraft on the ground in Hainan….” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/18/chinese-military-plane-lands-on-disputed-south-china-sea-island-media