When the Chinese Air Force landed bombers on an artificially constructed island it demonstrated the lack of will of President Trump to build a wall on the Mexican border, high-speed Internet connections for all Americans, trans-continental trains that move faster than 200 m.p.h. or a moon base. The Trump administration may need to build a U.S. air base in the Paracel Islands to reinforce the Vietnamese and Republic of Taiwan’s claims to at least a portion of the region. The United States, Vietnam and Taiwan may want to land their own bombers there one day in case the fishing is good.
Maybe a drone aircraft base would be a good idea. Drones could surveil fishing and smuggling lanes around the clock as well as monitor destruction to critical, endangered marine ecosystems. There may also be a potential for tourism and diving resorts.