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Caricature: PH South China Sea Naval Patrols: A Wise Move?

PH South China Sea Naval Patrols: A Wise Move?

Opinion: PH South China Sea Naval Patrols: A Wise Move? In light of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision to tackle the Philippines’ case versus China on the South China Sea Dispute, and the recent sortie within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s claimed maritime features in the South China Sea, lawmakers from the Philippine Congress urge the government to conduct “freedom of navigation” patrols in the region.

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Justice Carpio says It's Going to be bad if UN Tribunal decides that it has no jurisdiction in PH Case vs China

PH Supreme Court Justice: It’s Going to be Bad if UN Tribunal Decides that It Has No Jurisdiction in PH Case vs China

Justice Carpio infers that if the UN Tribunal decides that it has no jurisdiction in the in PH Case vs China, the only way the Philippines can protect its maritimes zones is to “to buy warships, buy war planes, buy anti-ship missiles. Which means that there will be a naval arms race among coastal countries in the South China Sea.”






Mines In The South China Sea

Mines In the South China Sea

A Chinese study envisions a first phase lasting 4-6 days in which 5-7,000 sea mines would be deployed into the water. That would be followed by a second phase planting another 7,000 mines. For a reference point, that total number of mines would exceed the number placed around Japan in Operation Starvation in 1945–the very effective U.S. military campaign referenced above.





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U.S. Navy Patrols China Fake Islands: Is This War?

The Navy is preparing to send a surface ship inside the 12-nautical-mile territorial limit China claims for its man-made island chain, an action that could take place within days but awaits final approval from the Obama administration, according to military officials who spoke to Navy Times.