August 7, 2012

Will U.S. Surrender the South China Sea?

Peter Brookes, Boston Herald

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While Chinese athletes try to gobble up Olympic gold in London, half a world away Chinese strategists are trying to gobble up vast tracts of contested territory in the South China Sea.

Without strong push back, Beijing may be able to do just that.

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TAGGED: United States, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, South China Sea, China


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