US defense chief warns of conflict in S. China Sea

  • US defense chief warns of conflict in S. China Sea

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Saturday warned that land reclamation efforts and a military buildup in the South China Sea could lead to conflict between nations in the region. Appearing on the final leg of an eight-day trip that included meetings with defense ministers from several nations…

    AFP
  • U.S. patrol sought to avoid provocation, not reinforce China island claim: officials

    (This version of the story corrects the last name in paragraph 19 to Glaser, not Tyler.) By Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy deliberately avoided military drills or other actions that could have further inflamed tensions with Beijing during a patrol last week…

    Reuters

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