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Aircraft, Destroyers sent to South China Sea by U.S.

  • U.S. has deployed an aircraft carrier along with two destroyers and  crosiers in the disputed waters of South China Sea. The U.S. officials have accused China of claiming almost the entire South China Sea. Both Vietnam and Philippines have charged China of using military might to strengthen its claims on the water. In order to increase its hold on the disputed water, China has been building artificial islands. It also placed surface to air missiles on the Paracel Islands last month. China is seeing the move of deployment of aircraft by U.S. as a reason for contention in the region.