Carter touts ‘principled security network’ for Asia, tells China to get in or be isolated

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Ash Carter and Obama

RT – June 4, 2016
China is risking self-isolation from other nations of the Asia Pacific region, who are working closely with the US to build a NATO-like military alliance, which is a “principled security network” with America at its core, the Pentagon chief said.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Washington, as “the primary security provider in the Asia Pacific” wants China to work with the network rather than be excluded over “expansive and unprecedented actions” in the South China Sea. The US official gave the warning on Friday at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a regional security forum in Singapore.