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South China Sea: U.S. Commences Freedom of Navigation Patrol; By Carlyle A. Thayer

 CAS article no:  0034/2015 Patrol-1 :  QUESTION: As you know, the U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands (Subi and Mischief reefs) in the Spratly archipelago this morning. The move is said to be in a challenge by the US to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. We request your assessment of this development and what you think the likely reactions will… Read Article →