I do feel we need to take the side of the Southeast Asian nations around against China's efforts to control South China Sea. Unfortunately, the current president has began to make us a nation all on our own, that i fear they will not want our help. This is an area that needs to remain free for shipping for all areas. China is looking long term, in my opinion. They are looking years (and decades) ahead for world domination. This is another start to that that should be "nipped in the bud"!