A U.S. Guided Missile Destroyer Sailed Close To One Of China’s Disputed Islands, Beijing Warns This Is A “Serious Provocation”

US Navy 110218-N-9094S-195 The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) aligns course in preparation for an underway replenishment in the Pac
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“A serious political and military provocation”, that’s the view of Beijing after a US warship sailed close to a disputed island in the South China sea. The USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, passed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands on Sunday. Along with China, the archipelago is also claimed by…

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