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US Navy Freedom of Navigation Ops ‘Get More Attention’ Than Deserved - Adviser

US Navy Freedom of Navigation Ops ‘Get More Attention’ Than Deserved - Adviser

In order to challenge Beijing's tenuous claims to control the vast majority of the South China Sea, the US and other nations engage in FONOPs — patrols in which they traverse waterways they claim are international. However, while these operations often lead to tense confrontations and stern warnings from People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) forces,

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve. The U.S. military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday last week, a move that angered Beijing