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US Defense Secretary to Visit Carrier in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is visiting the USS John C. Stennis deployed in the South China Sea, a trip which will likely anger China. Carter announced the visit Friday in Manila at the closing ceremonies of the Balikatan U.S.-Philippines joint military exercises. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, and has aggressively carried out island-building and patrols in waters that are claimed by other countries. The U.S. military has been conducting joint patrols in...

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