China—Beijing Blasts Freedom Of Navigation Op Near Mischief Reef

Cable News Network | 02/11/2019

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has criticized a U.S. freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, reports CNN.  On Monday, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, reported Reuters.  The mission was designed to challenge Beijing's excessive maritime claims in the region, said a spokesman for the Navy's 7th Fleet.  The operation was carried out in accordance with international...
 

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