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Chinese missiles put Obama administration under fire

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The USS Lassen sailed through waters near Chinese man-made islands in October.   © Kyodo

WASHINGTON -- China's deployment of surface-to-air missiles on an island in the South China Sea has brought renewed attacks against U.S. President Barack Obama as Republicans blame his policy for enabling Beijing's military buildup in the region.

     "The United States should consider additional options to raise the costs on Beijing's behavior," senior lawmaker John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday. 

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