Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea #34

The US & Philippines have sorted out which military bases US forces will be using. These will be Filipino bases used by the US, not American bases.  The Chinese are unhappy with the deal.

The US Army will be prepositioning equipment for disasters in several countries around the South China Sea, including Vietnam.

Indonesia says the Chinese coast guard violated its territorial waters to 'save' an illegal fishing boat from an Indonesian fisheries patrol boat.  The Chinese say their ships did NOT enter into Indonesian waters.  The Indonesians are close to throwing up their hands and taking China to the Hague like the Philippines has because they feel their efforts to broker peacefully have been sabotaged.

Did the Chinese just test their YJ-62 antiship missile in the South China Sea?

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