Tag Archives: USS Lassens

Drama and Maneuver in the South China Sea: The US-China Standoff

Exasperation with the FONOP was probably heightened by the fact that the PLA Navy had cleverly conducted its own “innocent passage” exercise through the territorial waters of the Aleutian Islands in September 2015, thereby diminishing the consequences of a close sailby of Subi Reef as a cathartic piece of defiance against PRC aggrandizement in the […]

Opinion: USS Lassen’s Transit of Subi Reef Was Not So ‘Innocent’

USS Lassen (DDG-82) is underway in the Philippine Sea in 2013. US Navy Photo Much has been made about the recent transit of the USS Lassen (DDG-82) within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the South China Sea. To review, that is because China has built an artificial island on top of Subi Reef, […]