Category Archives: South China Sea

Trump’s Turn Toward China Curtails Navy Patrols in Disputed Zones – by Helene Cooper – NYT

“WASHINGTON — Six weeks ago, the United States Pacific Command requested permission from senior American officials for a United States warship to sail within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal, a disputed reef in the South China Sea that is … Continue reading

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Muted U.S. Response to China’s Seizure of Drone Worries Asian Allies – The New York Times

BEIJING — Only a day before a small Chinese boat sidled up to a United States Navy research vessel in waters off the Philippines and audaciously seized an underwater drone from American sailors, the commander of United States military operations … Continue reading

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