U.S. plans third patrol near disputed South China Sea islands: source




 
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U.S. plans third patrol near disputed South China Sea islands: source
 
April 2nd, 2016  
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U.S. plans third patrol near disputed South China Sea islands: source
(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to conduct another passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday, the third in series of challenges that have drawn sharps rebukes from China. The United States has conducted what it calls "freedom of navigation" exercises in recent months, sailing near disputed islands to underscore its right to navigate the seas. U.S. Navy officials have said they plan to conduct more and increasingly complex exercises in the future.




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