The followings is the Fiscal Year 2016 summary of the Department of Defense freedom of navigation operations. Read More
The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducts routine patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as the People’s Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] guided-missile frigate Yancheng (FFG 546) sails close behind, on May 11, 2015. US Navy photo.
Three South China Sea and maritime law experts advocated a tougher stance against illegal Chinese actions, calling for more freedom of navigation operations, possibly with regional allies, that are aimed at Chinese territorial claims that have not previously been challenged. Read More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Sen. John McCain in 2015.
THE PENTAGON — The chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee again criticized Defense Secretary Ash Carter for a reluctance to detail U.S. presence operations in the South China Sea during a Thursday Senate hearing. Read More
The followings is the Fiscal Year 2015 summary of the Department of Defense freedom of navigation operations. Read More
The following documents fact sheet and the 2014 report from the Department of Defense annual Freedom of Navigation program. Read More