U.S. Plans Third Patrol of Chinese Controlled Islands

Must Read

Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.

Russian Navy and Air Force problems

Russian Navy and Air Force problems. Both services are modernising, but progress is uneven and mistakes are being made: Overview.

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.
Avatar
Jackson Robertson
Writing articles, columns and blogs about the forever changing political and military landscape.

The report of the third patrol comes weeks after the the super carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship sailed into the disputed waters. The patrol will likely be carried out by an Arleigh Burke class destroyer.

The report by reuters does not mention the exact timing of the patrol that would sale through the 12-nautical mile limit around a disputed island would occur, but it’s thought to be within hours or days.

“Experts predict the next U.S. challenge to the various claims in the South China Sea could occur near Mischief Reef, a feature claimed by the Philippines and which was submerged at high tide before China began a dredging project to turn it into an island in 2014.”

Reuters Reporter Andrea Shalal

News of the planned exercise comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who sat right beside the President at a nuclear summit in Washington.

It’s a show a force that lets China know, after their repeated threats that disputed islands are Chinese territory, that America does not recognize this ridiculous and bombastic claim.

Question to our readers: Who do you think is in the right, China or the US?

- Advertisement -

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.

Russian Navy and Air Force problems

Russian Navy and Air Force problems. Both services are modernising, but progress is uneven and mistakes are being made: Overview.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -