U.S. bombers flew near China-built island in South China Sea: Pentagon




 
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U.S. bombers flew near China-built island in South China Sea: Pentagon
 
November 13th, 2015  
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U.S. bombers flew near China-built island in South China Sea: Pentagon
By Yeganeh Torbati and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. B52 strategic bombers flew near artificial Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea this week and were contacted by Chinese ground controllers but continued their mission undeterred, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The latest U.S. patrol in the disputed South China Sea occurred in advance of President Barack Obama's visit to the region next week to attend Asia-Pacific summits where he is expected the reassert Washington's commitment to freedom of navigation and overflight in the area. China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion in global trade passes every year, and the United States has said it will continue conducting patrols to assure unimpeded passage.




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