ROILO GOLEZ, Philippine National Security Adviser (2001-2004). The world and the Philippines as Roilo Golez sees it. With focus on national security, geopolitics, geo-security, economics, science and government.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Former Director of National Intelligence says Chinese troops in
Spratlys can be wiped out by Philippines, Vietnam
Former Director of National Intelligence says Chinese troops in Spratlys can be wiped out by Philippines, Vietnam
Former Director of National Intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair, says Chinese forces in the Spratlys are too far away for China to reinforce during a conflict.
By Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (http://www.dni.gov/images/dennis_blair.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“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.
“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,” he said.