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Opinion: USS Lassen’s Transit of Subi Reef Was Not So ‘Innocent’

Opinion: USS Lassen’s Transit of Subi Reef Was Not So ‘Innocent’

USS Lassen (DDG-82) is underway in the Philippine Sea in 2013. US Navy Photo

USS Lassen (DDG-82) is underway in the Philippine Sea in 2013. US Navy Photo

Much has been made about the recent transit of the USS Lassen (DDG-82) within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the South China Sea. To review, that is because China has built an artificial island on top of Subi Reef, claims it as sovereign territory, and claims territorial rights to the seas around the reef. Read More