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Full statement of US Dept. Defense on USS William P. Lawrence’s FONOP past Fiery Cross Reef

Source: Sam LaGrone USNI News, May 10, 2016 The following is the May 10, 2016 statement  on USS William P. Lawrence’s FONOP past Fiery Cross Reef from the Pentagon. The Department of Defense conducted a routine freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on the morning of May 10 (evening of May 9 in the U.S.), specifically in … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Defense Freedom of Navigation Report for Fiscal Year 2015

Below is a summary of excessive maritime claims that were challenged by DoD operational assertions and activities during the period of October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015, in order to preserve the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea and airspace guaranteed to all nations under international law: Argentina Prior notification required for … Continue reading

US-China Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters

On November 10, 2014, the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters (herinafter referred to as “Memorandum”). The Memorandum was jointly announced by President … Continue reading

Remarks by China’s MOFA Spokesperson on US Navy’s Fonop

Q: Spokesperson of the US Defense Department said on January 30 that the US navy vessel transited in “innocent passage” within 12 nautical miles of Zhongjian Dao. This “freedom of navigation” operation was about challenging excessive maritime claims that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others, not about territorial claims to land … Continue reading

Remarks by Vietnam’s MOFA Spokesperson on US Navy’s Fonop

(MOFA) – Answering reporters’ questions on Viet Nam’s response to the US Navy’s FONOP on 30 January 2016 within 12 nautical miles of Tri Ton Island in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, on 31 January 2016, MOFA Spokesperson Le Hai Binh stated: “Once again, we reaffirm the indisputable sovereignty of Viet Nam over the Hoang … Continue reading

Full statement of US Dept. Defense on USS Curtis Wilbur’s FONOP past Triton Island

The following is the complete Jan. 30 statement on USS Curtis Wilbur’s freedom of navigation mission past Triton Island from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. I can confirm the Department of Defense conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Jan 30 (Jan 29 EST), specifically in the vicinity … Continue reading

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