US Defence Secretary Carter to visit warship in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is to visit a US warship in Philippine-claimed waters of the hotly contested South China Sea
AFP

Manila (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said he would visit a US warship in Philippine-claimed waters of the hotly contested South China Sea on Friday.

“Later today, I will visit the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, sailing in the South China Sea, after some of its sailors and Marines participated with you in Balikatan,” Carter said in Manila, referring to annual war games with the Philippines that ended Friday.

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