The South China Sea Ruling and America

An international tribunal declaring that China has no “historic rights” in the South China Sea. The ruling came from a case brought by the the Philippines, which started the proceedings following Chinese encroachment on the Spratly island chain just off the their main islands. The court also found China responsible for disrupting Philippine economic activity like oil exploration and fishing within their exclusive economic zone
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North Korea Just Fired a Missile From a Submarine

North Korea has just fired a ballistic missile from a Sinpo-class submarine off of the Sea of Japan. While North Korean media claimed the test was a success, the evidence is clear that the missile failed to achieve the desired range. U.S Strategic Command tracked the missile in flight and determined that it flew only 30 km before dropping off radar, far short of the 300 km that would be needed for a successful test.
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