Friday, October 07, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea #68

The US Navy sent a reinforced strike group to the South China Sea.

Some defense minister are seeking to reduce tensions in the South China Sea.

The Philippines' President made comments that are troubling for the US.

Philippines President Duterte says his country will break with the US at some point.  

Duterte also has stated he may weapons from China and Russia rather than the US.

The Philippines Secretary of Defense has stated his President may be misinformed about the US-Philippines alliance.  Howver, Philippines just announced they informed the US the joint patrols and exercises are now on hold.

Japan launched the second ship for the Philippines.

The US has stated the rhetoric of the Philippines President does not match the actions of the nation.

The US-Philippines war games went forward.   Will they be the last?

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