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US Reveals South China Sea Joint Patrols With the Philippines - The Diplomat;

US Reveals South China Sea Joint Patrols With the Philippines - The Diplomat

The DiplomatUS Reveals South China Sea Joint Patrols With the PhilippinesThe DiplomatWashington issues first public confirmation that patrols with Manila have already started and will continue. By Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat. April 18, 2016. On Thursday, the United States finally revealed that it had been conducting joint ...and more »

The Coming War With China - Legal Reader (blog);

The Coming War With China - Legal Reader (blog)

Legal Reader (blog)The Coming War With ChinaLegal Reader (blog)Hillary Clinton will not talk about it. Bernie Sanders will not talk about it. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will not talk about it. But they know. Looming on the horizon of the next presidential administration is the ominous and growing possibility of war ...and more »

US to sail submarine drones in South China Sea - Financial Times;

US to sail submarine drones in South China Sea - Financial Times

Financial TimesUS to sail submarine drones in South China SeaFinancial TimesAs it watches China build up its presence in the South China Sea, one reclaimed island at a time, the US military is betting on a new technology to help retain its edge — submarine drones. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic ...and more »

PH, China should share 'fruits of sea,' says envoy - Inquirer.net;

PH, China should share 'fruits of sea,' says envoy - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netPH, China should share 'fruits of sea,' says envoyInquirer.netAMBASSADOR Rosario Manalo, the lead diplomat who helped frame the charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in 2007, has urged the government to agree on bilateral negotiations with China, not in addressing the territorial issue but ...and more »

China conducts massive drills in South China Sea - Press TV;

China conducts massive drills in South China Sea - Press TV

Press TVChina conducts massive drills in South China SeaPress TVThis July 1, 2015 file photo shows sailors of China's Peoples' Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). (AFP photo). Chinese military has carried out a series of extensive military drills in South China Sea in a move which could trigger more tensions with its ...and more »

China launches upgraded drills for South China Sea fleets - Reuters;

China launches upgraded drills for South China Sea fleets - Reuters

ReutersChina launches upgraded drills for South China Sea fleetsReutersSubi reef, located in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, is shown in this handout Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative satellite file image taken August 8, 2012, and released to ...and more »

US, Philippines conducting joint air patrols to West Philippine Sea - Update Philippines;

US, Philippines conducting joint air patrols to West Philippine Sea - Update Philippines

Update PhilippinesUS, Philippines conducting joint air patrols to West Philippine SeaUpdate PhilippinesDefense secretaries of Philippines and United States have visited US supercarrier USS John C. Stennis in West Philippine Sea. The two officials flew to the Stennis via a US V-22 Osprey from Palawan April 15. The American defense secretary said his ...and more »

Defense Secretary Visits 'Great Green Fleet' in South China Sea - Times of San Diego;

Defense Secretary Visits 'Great Green Fleet' in South China Sea - Times of San Diego

Times of San DiegoDefense Secretary Visits 'Great Green Fleet' in South China SeaTimes of San DiegoSecretary of Defense Ash Carter (left) and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin shake hands on a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey as they depart the the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz.and more »

Carter Visits USS Stennis Operating in South China Sea - Department of Defense;

Carter Visits USS Stennis Operating in South China Sea - Department of Defense

Department of DefenseCarter Visits USS Stennis Operating in South China SeaDepartment of DefenseWASHINGTON, April 16, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited a symbol of American commitment to peace and security in Southeast Asia yesterday: the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Philippine Defense ...and more »

'China misunderstands Philippines-US military activities' - Philippine Star;

'China misunderstands Philippines-US military activities' - Philippine Star

Philippine Star'China misunderstands Philippines-US military activities'Philippine Star“We believe that the People's Republic of China through its statements misunderstands or perhaps does not properly appreciate the purpose of our activities with the United States. These are to ensure freedom of navigation in the region which benefits ...and more »

Chinese General Visits Disputed Spratly Islands in South China Sea - New York Times;

Chinese General Visits Disputed Spratly Islands in South China Sea - New York Times

New York TimesChinese General Visits Disputed Spratly Islands in South China SeaNew York TimesChinese soldiers on the Spratly Islands, known in China as the Nansha Islands, in February. The sign at the right reads, “Nansha is our national land, sacred and inviolable.” Credit Reuters. BEIJING — China's most senior uniformed military commander ...and more »

To counter Beijing, Washington flexes military muscle in South China Sea - Times of India;

To counter Beijing, Washington flexes military muscle in South China Sea - Times of India

Times of IndiaTo counter Beijing, Washington flexes military muscle in South China SeaTimes of IndiaABOARD THE USS JOHN C STENNIS (South China Sea): Over the last week in Asia, US defence secretary Ash Carter has visited two aircraft carriers, revealed new military agreements with India and the Philippines, and generally signaled that the Obama ...and more »

US Defense Chief Visits Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea - Military.com;

US Defense Chief Visits Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea - Military.com

Military.comUS Defense Chief Visits Aircraft Carrier in South China SeaMilitary.comAn F/A-18E Super Hornet performs a flyby over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited the carrier during a trip to the South China Sea. (US Navy/Tomas Compian). Associated Press | 16 Apr 2016 | by ...and more »

Carter says China still invited to US-led RIMPAC naval exercises - The Japan Times;

Carter says China still invited to US-led RIMPAC naval exercises - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesCarter says China still invited to US-led RIMPAC naval exercisesThe Japan TimesABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS – The United States is still inviting China to take part in a mammoth, multinational naval exercise in the Pacific later this year despite growing bilateral tensions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. Carter, who ...and more »

US vows support for allies in Asia - Inquirer.net;

US vows support for allies in Asia - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netUS vows support for allies in AsiaInquirer.netUnited States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter shakes hand with Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin during the closing ceremony of Balikatan 2016 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Also in the photo (left) is Foreign Affiars Secretary Jose Rene ...and more »

US defense chief visits US warship in South China Sea - Inquirer.net;

US defense chief visits US warship in South China Sea - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netUS defense chief visits US warship in South China SeaInquirer.netUnited States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during the closing ceremony of Balikatan 2016 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. RICHARD A. REYES. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a warship close to flash-point waters of the South ...and more »

Carter Hails 'Ironclad' Relationship With the Philippines - Department of Defense;

Carter Hails 'Ironclad' Relationship With the Philippines - Department of Defense

Department of DefenseCarter Hails 'Ironclad' Relationship With the PhilippinesDepartment of DefenseDefense Secretary Ash Carter shares a light moment with Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin as they meet to discuss matters of mutual importance at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, April 14, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior ...and more »

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to visit warship in South China Sea - Hong Kong Free Press;

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to visit warship in South China Sea - Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free PressUS Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to visit warship in South China SeaHong Kong Free PressUS Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he would visit a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in the area. Carter's trip to the USS John C. Stennis is the ...and more »

US Sends Warplanes, Troops, and Ashton Carter to South China Sea - Sputnik International;

US Sends Warplanes, Troops, and Ashton Carter to South China Sea - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalUS Sends Warplanes, Troops, and Ashton Carter to South China SeaSputnik InternationalRegional military war games see heavy uptick of weaponry in the region, and, in a new move, much of it will stay after the drills are done. On Friday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the US military is dispatching warplanes and troops ...and more »

New Cold War In The South China Sea - ValueWalk;

New Cold War In The South China Sea - ValueWalk

ValueWalkNew Cold War In The South China SeaValueWalkBoth the United States and China are showing the world the presence of a potential flash point between the two nations with increased presence in already disputed areas in the South China Sea. There are no shortages of countries bothered by China's ...and more »