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China-Vietnam Maritime Dispute Tests US Pivot to Asia

The standoff over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off Vietnam is testing the Obama administration's so-called pivot of military and diplomatic assets to Asia.   Vietnam says the oil rig threatens freedom of navigation and regional peace.   "China's illegal placement of the oil rig and deployment of escort vessels to protect the rig deep into Vietnam's continental shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone seriously threatens peace, stability and maritime...

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