U.S. says it is open to patrols with Philippines in waters disputed with ChinaPosted: February 11, 2016
The United States is open to the possibility of joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, stressing it would continue to exercise “freedom of navigation” in the disputed waters.
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea on Saturday to counter efforts to limit freedom of navigation, the Pentagon said, prompting an angry reaction from Beijing.
Manila has asked the U.S. to patrol the area together after China began…
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