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  • Sea militia attacks could trigger US obligations under defense treaty

    Foreign government-sanctioned attacks initiated by militia or armed civilians in the South China Sea may trigger the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) of the United States and the Philippines, US ambassador to Manila Sung Kim said. by Janvic Mateo

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  • US And Russian Warships Almost Collide Near The Philippine Sea

    According to Reuters, the US Navy said a Russian destroyer almost collided with one of its warships early Friday morning in the Philippine Sea and denounced the incident as "unsafe and unprofessional." "While operating in the Philippine Sea, a Russian Destroyer Udaloy IDD 572 made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville," US Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton Doss said Friday morning. A US official told CNN that the US Navy is in the process of declassifying footage to show...

    Zero Hedge
  • US Navy: Russian destroyer almost collided with cruiser in the Philippine Sea

    The U.S. Navy on Friday said that a Russian destroyer nearly collided with one of its guided missile cruisers after an "unsafe and unprofessional" approach in the Philippine Sea.While the USS

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  • US briefing: Iran shoots down US drone, sea wall costs and Biden under fire

    Thursday’s top story: US-Iranian tensions escalate amid dispute over an American drone. Plus, Joe Biden criticised for working with segregationist senators Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email. Good morning, I’m Mattha Busby with today’s essential stories. Continue reading

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  • CNN military analyst: No one should dispute location of US drone Iran says it shot down, because the US said it was in international space

    JOHN BERMAN (CO-ANCHOR): We want to give you a sense of what makes this so complicated and so dangerous. And we're standing on a map right now. We've got a map of this region, Spider, and let's start with the dispute over the airspace. Was it international airspace or Iranian airspace? And I think this will zoom in here and you can see just how close we're dealing with here. The Strait of Hormuz is 21 miles across. The shipping lane only two miles across. JAMES "SPIDER" MARKS (RETIRED GENERAL,...

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  • China to work with Philippines to resolve sea incident

    While China is set to work with the Philippines in the probe on the sinking of F/B Gem-Vir I (GemVer) last June 9 near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang maintained that it was an accidental collision. by Alexis Romero

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  • Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 22 Filipino fishermen as the boat sank in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

    The Washington Times