Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter3 posts
28 Oct, 2015

Comments on disputed island sail-by

Makes Statement

After months of internal debate, the White House permits the Defense Department to sail one ship near a reef in the South China Sea that China claims. Carter says the U.S. has the right to operate near the Chinese structures.

What you read in the newspaper is accurate, but I don’t want to say when, whether or how we operate anywhere in the world. These are operations that we should be conducting normally.

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