February 01 2016
A U.S. Navy vessel has sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea, reports Al Jazeera.
On Saturday, the USS Curtis Wilbur missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of China-controlled Triton Island in the Paracel Island chain, said a Pentagon spokesman.
The move was aimed at challenging "excessive maritime claims of parties that claim the Paracel Islands" without notifying any of the claimants, said the spokesman.
China, Vietnam and Taiwan have...
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