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CNN: Carter to Visit Site Near Archipelago Claimed by China

During an upcoming trip to Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit sites in the Philippines where the U.S. plans to station troops, including one base close to the disputed South China Sea. CNN reported Saturday that the secretary would visit the base about 160 kilometers (about 100 miles) from the Spratly Islands archipelago, which China claims. But Carter will not visit the key player in the dispute, China. He had accepted an invitation to visit Beijing after he met with...

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