Philippine Navy Adds To Regional Arms Build-Up As China Words (And Deeds) Escalate

Monday, January 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
01/19/2014

Following China’s pledge to seize another South China Sea island, The Philippine navy hopes to add two more warships to its fleet as Southeast Asian countries continue to expand their militaries in response to the Chinese government’s increasingly assertive territorial ambitions. “An army that fails to achieve victory is nothing,” China’s Liu was quoted as saying by a defense magazine “Those borders where our army has won victories are more peaceful and stable, but those where we were too timid have more disputes.” That type of language again irritated its neighbors.

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