South China Sea
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday that major land reclamation by China at outposts in the South China Sea could allow it to exert more influence over the contested area and deploy military assets such as long-range radar and advanced missile systems.
The Obama administration is playing down an increasingly warm relationship between its main global rivals, China and Russia, that it may have inadvertently encouraged.
4 Americans were on board the Boeing 777 that lost contact with air traffic controllers over the South China Sea.
U.S. military officials say a Chinese warship nearly collided with an American Navy guided missile cruiser operating in international waters.