Sunday, November 1, 2015

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South China Sea disputes demand for US security presence: Pentagon chief
Reuters | Nov 1, 2015

USS Lassen (DDG 82) transiting in formation with ROKS Sokcho (PCC 778) during exercise Foal Eagle 2015, in waters east of the Korean Peninsula. (Reuters photo 

 
SAN AIR BASE: Disputes over territory in the South China Sea are causing countries in the region to increase their demand for an American security presence, the US defense chief said on Sunday.

A US warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of one of China's man-made islands in South China Sea on Tuesday in the most significant US challenge yet to territorial limits Beijing claims around the Spratly archipelago ......

..... Carter is due to arrive in Seoul later on Sunday and is scheduled to hold talks with South Korea's defence chief on Monday, focused on the allies' response to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.



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Disputes over territory in the South China Sea are causing countries in the region to increase their demand for an American security presence, the U.S. defense chief said on Sunday ...
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Carter is due to arrive in Seoul later on Sunday and is scheduled to hold talks with South Korea's defense chief on Monday, focused on the allies' response to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.