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US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
May 17, 2019

US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China

By Annabelle Liang
The U.S. says it has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Leveraging US Military Power in South China Sea
August 22, 2017

Leveraging US Military Power in South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. should leverage the prospect of new military balancing capabilities to establish an accommodation with China in the South China Sea.
After Joint Military Exercise in South China Sea, US Warship Visits China
June 13, 2017

After Joint Military Exercise in South China Sea, US Warship Visits China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer arrived in Zhanjiang, China for a scheduled port visit on June 12.

US Freedom of Navigation Challenges in South China Sea on Hold
May 08, 2017

US Freedom of Navigation Challenges in South China Sea on Hold

By Steven Stashwick
Apparent deference to other issues echoes Obama principles in region.

Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
April 14, 2017

Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?

By Steven Stashwick
Filipino Fishermen are now ‘canaries in the coal mine’ at contested shoal.

Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers
March 17, 2017

Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers

By Steven Stashwick
New light carriers, missile craft, and unmanned platforms.

Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization
March 06, 2017

Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization

By Steven Stashwick
An influential Washington think tank has released a key fleet architecture study.
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
February 06, 2017

Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It

By Steven Stashwick
Former U.S., Australian officials say it’s “too late” and PLA assessment says China “cannot be optimistic”.

No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer
January 05, 2017

No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer

By Steven Stashwick
Reports China targeted American aircraft carrier with DF-21s not supported by the Chinese sources cited.

US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
July 08, 2016

US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The United States tries to signal resolve ahead of a court ruling on Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
June 25, 2016

Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?

By Steven Stashwick
Philippine President-elect saying no to war with China over disputed shoal complicates U.S. deterrence effort.
US Navy Sends Electronic Attack Warplanes to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
June 17, 2016

US Navy Sends Electronic Attack Warplanes to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Four aircraft arrived at Clark Air Base for pilot training and to support U.S. Navy operations in the South China Sea.

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