Transcript for Navy Destroyer Sails Near Disputed Island Claimed by China
A major challenge to the Chinese from the USS lesson there of the navy destroyer entered the South China Sea yesterday near a chain of violence that. China claims are within its territory. The Chinese were not notified ahead of time about the ships' travel plans a defense official tells ABC news that it was a routine operation in the South China Sea in accordance. With international law. The Chinese call the mission. Illegal and a threat to China's sovereignty.
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