BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to Chinese sovereignty claims that drew an angry protest from Beijing, which said the move damaged U.S.-China relations and regional peace.
China's Foreign Ministry said authorities monitored and warned the USS Lassen as it entered what China claims as a 12-mile (21-kilometer) territorial limit around Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands archipelago, a group of reefs, islets, and atolls where the Philippines has competing claims.
In Washington, the administration is considering the option to move US boots on the ground closer to the fight in Syria - an action that sets the stage for US forces to become collateral damage when Vlad pounds ISIS. Such an 'accident' could never result in US and Russians firing at one another...
3% of Idaho preps for another march to call for review of refugee programs in the state.
In Spokane, Anthony Bosworth was found guilty of 'Failure to Comply' in a FedGov court. He'll be sentenced 10 November. This one wasn't hard to call.
Thought of the day: You have almost zero ability to control or influence the actions of others, except in limited cases of general or specific deterrence (never off the table). You do You - and let the folks who will be on the menu of the First Wave of the Die-Off continue their march into insignificance.