South China Sea
After the Freedom of Navigation Exercise: What Did the U.S. Signal?
Adam Klein, Mira Rapp-Hooper Tue, Oct 27, 2015, 4:05 PM
On Friday, we published a “what to watch for” guide to the then-imminent U.S. freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. Yesterday, the USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, transited within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef—one of China’s artificial islands in the Spratly Island group.