U.S. Politics

Around-the-clock political news and analysis from Reuters. Follow @ReutersPolitics for more.

Powered by ScribbleLive Content Marketing Software Platform
Photo

U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific but, despite his blunt remarks, the response from Chinese officials was measured.