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By Office of the Director of National Intelligence. via Wikipedia

A retired United States Navy Admiral and a former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, says Chinese forces in the Spratlys are too far away for China to reinforce during a conflict. Which means they can easily wipe them out.

“The Spratlys are 900 miles away from China, for God’s sake. Those things have no ability to defend themselves in any sort of military sense.” He said.

“If the Chinese were ever so foolish as to try to take any sort of actual military action from those islands, they’re completely indefensible militarily. Heck, the Philippines and the Vietnamese could put them out of action, much less us,” Blair added.