10 Aug '17, 12pm

#USA Destroyer Sails Near Artificial #Chinese Island in #SouthChinaSea GO #NAVY!⚓

#USA Destroyer Sails Near Artificial #Chinese Island in #SouthChinaSea GO #NAVY!⚓

With all eyes on North Korea, and President Trump promising "fire and fury" for Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, the U.S. Navy quietly dispatched a warship to sail by one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, a Navy official confirmed to Fox News. USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles from Mischief Reef, one of three man-made islands that contain a runway and military fortifications constructed during the past few years. It's the third time the Pentagon has conducted a "freedom of navigation" challenging China's claims in the region since President Trump took office. Fox News first reported the previous incident in July. A US Navy P-8 reconnaissance plane flew nearby to monitor Thursday's operation, according to a separate defense official. It did not take part in the operation USS Dewey,...

Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/10/us-destroyer-sails-n...

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navytimes.com 10 Aug '17, 3pm

MANILA, Philippines — A U.S. warship sailed close to a Chinese man-made island in the disputed South China Sea in an opera...

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stripes.com 10 Aug '17, 10pm

WASHINGTON — A U.S. destroyer sailed near a Chinese man-made island in the disputed South China Sea in a challenge to the ...

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wionews.com 11 Aug '17, 7am

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militarytimes.com 10 Aug '17, 2am

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stripes.com 05 Aug '17, 9pm

The Navy has identified Lt. Steven D. Hopkins as the USS Stethem sailor who was reported overboard from the guided-missile...

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navytimes.com 01 Aug '17, 6pm

WASHINGTON — A sailor from the destroyer Stethem is missing in the South China Sea, U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed Tuesday, ...

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defensenews.com 01 Aug '17, 6pm

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reuters.com 08 Aug '17, 11am

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapor...

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reuters.com 08 Aug '17, 11am

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapor...

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reuters.com 08 Aug '17, 11am

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapor...

China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm o...

reuters.com 08 Aug '17, 11am

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapor...

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reuters.com 08 Aug '17, 11am

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