April 25, 2012

Beijing's Latest South China Sea Salvo

Patrick Cronin, New York Times

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The maritime drama near Scarborough Shoal is just another salvo in a growing strategic rivalry that can be managed but not resolved.

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TAGGED: United States, China, the Philippines, South China Sea, Philippines, Scarborough Shoal


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