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US Navy to Patrol Tense South China Sea Waters Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 01:24 AM

BEIJING:  President Barry Obama has deployed the US Navy  to patrol disputed waters in the South China Sea.

According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "The United States will monitor actions in the South China Sea to see whether "deescalatory steps" are being taken, a senior State Department official said on Monday, a day after Beijing repelled US pressure to rein in its actions in the disputed waters."

The Japanese Navy may also join the US to patrol the South China Sea.

As reported by the Telegraph, "The official spoke as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Sydney for a meeting with Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Australian officials to discuss increased defence and cyber security cooperation."

Kerry contends that the US Navy presence can "de-escalate" tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

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