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Defense Chiefs Meet in Singapore Amid Rising Maritime Tension

Defense chiefs from 26 countries gathered in Singapore Friday at a time of escalating tension in the South China Sea. The Shangri-La Dialogue, which runs through Sunday, occurs just days after the release of an assertive Chinese defense white paper and a blunt reaction from the top Pentagon official, leading to increased fears of a maritime clash between China and the United States. The annual security meeting in Singapore allows countries to discuss “how the tensions in the South...

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