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October 8, 2015 6:28 am

Report: Obama Weighing Response to Chinese Aggression in South China Sea

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U.S. Navy boats. Photo: Wikipedia.

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Navy Times – The Navy is preparing to send a surface ship inside the 12-nautical-mile territorial limit China claims for its man-made island chain, an action that could take place within days but awaits final approval from the Obama administration, according to military officials who spoke to Navy Times.

Plans to send a warship through the contested space have been rumored since May, but three Pentagon officials who spoke to Navy Times on background to discuss future operations say Navy officials believe approval of the mission is imminent.

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