recent Chinese bomber runs near the US-owned mid-Pacific island of
Guam earlier in the week, US National Security Advisor HR McMaster
issued a veiled threat to Beijing claiming that the overflights near
the Pentagon bases are “not in China’s best interests.”
an appointee of US President Donald Trump, made his remarks
in Washington DC on Friday after Chinese heavy bombers
staged practice nuclear attack drills near the major US Pacific
Ocean military installation ahead of the president's upcoming
visit to the Pacific region, which will include stops in Japan,
South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
of the Chinese air attack drills against US-led territories
were kept quiet by the mainstream press but details were
leaked via the Virginia-based Military Times, according to the
South China Morning Post (SCMP).
think the United States recognises that any kind of military
effort like that will not be in China's interest,"
McMaster said in response to the news of the airborne
nuclear attack exercises by Beijing.
national security advisor stated that "convincing your enemy, or
potential enemy that they cannot accomplish their objectives
through the use of military force," would be a
touchstone of Trump's upcoming talks with Asian leaders,
including China's President Xi Jinping, cited by SCMP.