US destroyer sails near island claimed by China in South China Sea

“This operation challenged attempts by the three claimants – China, Taiwan and Vietnam – to restrict navigation rights and freedoms,” Captain Davis said, reflecting the American position that the crucial sea lane should be treated as international waters.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I hope the Chinese do not board the vessel and detain the entire crew for a few days until trade negotiations go their way.
    That might result in a sternly worded letter from Obama (PBUH).

  • Dana Garcia

    BHO hopes for a military humiliation from Red China for a change.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s a toss up whether China or Iran will be the first to sink a USN destroyer this year. The only question to bet on is whether Obama’s stumbling apology to either country will be 3 days in coming or 4.