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Defense Secretary Austin: the US isn’t trying to pick a fight with China
'We will not flinch when our interests are threatened yet we do not seek confrontation.'
US Navy aircraft carriers return to South China Sea amid rising tensions
Heated rhetoric has been on the rise in the region, where Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam challenge China's claim to about 90% of the sea.
Navy warship challenges China in South China Sea as US blasts Beijing’s ‘gangster tactics’
After the Department of State declared Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea and efforts to assert dominance to be unlawful, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Ralph Johnson further challenged China with a sail-by operation.
The Navy warns China to stop ‘bullying’ others in the South China Sea as its ships sail into a standoff
The U.S. Navy warned China to stop "bullying" other countries in the South China Sea as two Navy ships sailed into the middle of a dispute in the contested waterway
2 Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait in message to China
The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China
Senior Chinese Military Officer Calls For Attacks On US Ships In The South China Sea
The South China Sea is a powder keg, and one senior Chinese military officer seems interested in lighting the fuse...
There’s Big Trouble Brewing Between The US And China
Your humble Pentagon correspondent does not normally delve into geo-political affairs, but it seems fairly clear the United States’ relationship...