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The Risk of Too Many Freedom of Navigation Operations
July 18, 2020

The Risk of Too Many Freedom of Navigation Operations

By Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (Ret.)
FONOPs have a place in America’s tool chest, but only if used sparingly and wisely.

China Says PLA Navy Ships Were Sent to ‘Expel’ US Warship From Paracel Islands
April 29, 2020

China Says PLA Navy Ships Were Sent to ‘Expel’ US Warship From Paracel Islands

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. vessel was in the area to conduct a freedom of navigation operation.
South China Sea: US Littoral Combat Ship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
January 29, 2020

South China Sea: US Littoral Combat Ship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation

By Ankit Panda
The FONOP marked the first known operation in the area so far in 2020.

South China Sea: US Navy Warship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Paracel Islands
September 15, 2019

South China Sea: US Navy Warship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Paracel Islands

By Ankit Panda
A U.S. Navy warship sailed near China-held features in the Paracel Islands.

South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
May 21, 2019

South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal

By Ankit Panda
The operation is the second of its kind in the month of May 2019.

South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
May 06, 2019

South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation challenged excessive Chinese claims in the Spratlys.

US Navy Conducts First Freedom of Navigation Operation of 2019 in South China Sea
January 08, 2019

US Navy Conducts First Freedom of Navigation Operation of 2019 in South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
The operation targeted excessive Chinese maritime claims in the Paracel Islands.
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
October 16, 2018

From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea

By Tuan Anh Luc
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea.

Pentagon: Chinese Warship in 'Unsafe' Encounter With US Destroyer During Freedom of Navigation Operation
October 02, 2018

Pentagon: Chinese Warship in 'Unsafe' Encounter With US Destroyer During Freedom of Navigation Operation

By Ankit Panda
The incident represents the most dangerous and direct Chinese challenge to U.S. freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
October 01, 2018

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs

By Ankit Panda
The latest U.S. FONOP testing Chinese maritime claims comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China bilateral tensions.

Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
September 14, 2018

Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?

By Tuan Anh Luc
Are the French and British navies here to stay in the South China Sea?
The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States
June 05, 2018

The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States

By Robert Farley
What is left for the United States to do about China's militarization of the South China Sea?

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