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The U.S. FON Program in the South China Sea

By: Lynn Kuok East Asia Policy Paper Series | Number 9 of 9, Brooking Institution, June 2016 U.S. freedom of navigation (FON) operations have recently come under scrutiny with assertions near contested features in the South China Sea. While some question whether they are necessary, there are strong legal and practical imperatives supporting their conduct. … Continue reading

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

Patrolling Disputed Waters, U.S. and China Jockey for Dominance

By Helene Cooper The New York Times March 30, 2016 ABOARD THE U.S.S. CHANCELLORSVILLE, in the South China Sea — The Navy cruiser was in disputed waters off the Spratly Islands when the threat warning sounded over the ship’s intercom: “Away the Snoopie team. … Away the Snoopie team.” As the sailors of the “Snoopie team” … 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

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 12 (January 2016)

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 12 (January 2016) Hao Duy Phan ACTS OF CLAIMANTS 29 January 2016: Vietnam calls on Taiwan to respect sovereignty Vietnam resolutely opposes the actions and requests that Taiwan immediately end its violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty as well as refrain from repeating similar actions, which accelerates tensions and complicates the … 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

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 10 (November 2015)

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 10 (November 2015) Hao Duy Phan   PHILIPPINES V. CHINA 25 November 2015: China criticizes Philippines over South China Sea arbitration According to spokesman Hong Lei, the move by the Philippines was not an attempt to solve disputes, but “political provocation in legal clothing.” http://english.cntv.cn/2015/11/25/ARTI1448450757289106.shtml 25 November 2015: PH … Continue reading

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 9 (October 2015)

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 9 (October 2015) Hao Duy Phan   PHILIPPINES V. CHINA 30 October 2015: Philippines welcomes arbitration decision to hear Philippines case v. China “The decision represents a significant step forward in the Philippines’ quest for a peaceful, impartial resolution of the disputes between the parties and the clarification of … Continue reading

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