- The US Navy plans to conduct two patrols each quarter at the controversial artificial Spratly islands in the South China Sea. That said a US defense official Monday.
" We come about twice a quarter, or something more than that ", he said. " This is a proper controlled amount, but not a constant eyesore. It fulfills our intention to exercise our international rights and to remind the Chinese and others in our vision. "
The Chinese navy commander had his US counterparts last week that a small incident can unleash war in the South China Sea as the United States their " provocative actions " not stop in this area.
Last week a patrol led by an American warship to the islands a diplomatic row.