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The US Makes One Too Many Parties to the Spratly Spat

The US Makes One Too Many Parties to the Spratly Spat

  By Thomas L. Knapp On September 30, a US Navy destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed within 12 miles of the Gaven and Johnson reefs in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands. Twelve miles being the “territorial waters” limit set by the UN’s 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Decatur was met […]