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Tension in South China Sea? Not Among Rival Sailors

Despite the tension between the United States and China over the South China Sea, sailors from both sides patrolling the waters have shown themselves to be professionals just doing their jobs. The USS Lassen, which patrolled the South China Sea last month, came within 11 kilometers of an artificial island the Chinese are building. Commander Robert Francis, the Lassen's skipper, said a Chinese destroyer shadowed his ship, warned that it was in Chinese waters and demanded repeatedly to...

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