In conjunction with a new AMTI feature, Admiral Michael McDevitt (Ret.) of the Center for Naval Analyses and Cortez Cooper of the RAND Corporation sit down with AMTI director Gregory Poling to look at new imagery of Chinese point defenses on the Spratly Islands. After discussing the defense systems and their capabilities, the experts offer their thoughts on Chinese militarization in the South China Sea, Chinese capabilities for a potential crisis in the region, and the impact on U.S. strategy.
Dr. Michael Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Executive Advisor to AMTI. Gregory B. Poling is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia and director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS.