US eyes more patrols in South China Sea
The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China’s growing militarization of the waterway, actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world’s most volatile areas. The Pentagon is weighing a more assertive program of so-called freedom-of-navigation operations close to Chinese installations on disputed reefs, two U.S. officials and Western and Asian diplomats close to discussions said. The officials declined to say how close they were to finalizing a decision.
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Military operations; Navigation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Defence craft; Satellite mosaics; Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ); US Navy; PLA’s Academy of Military Science; Vietnamese military’s Institute of Strategic Studies; Logan, Christopher; Trump, Donald; Mattis, Jim; Huxley, Tim; He, Lei; Nguyen, Duc Hai
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