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I was generous in calling Scarborough Shoal as an island. It's really a chain of reefs and rocks barely above sea level.
According to US official, on Wednesday the US Navy destroyer USS Hopper conducted an innocent passage within 12 miles of Scarborough Shoals in South China Sea. The island claimed by China is located 120 miles west of Philippines.
The USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived today in Pascagoula, Mississippi aboard the heavy lift transport MV Transshelf. The ship will likely remain there until 2020 for repairs after last summer's deadly collision. (U.S. Navy photo by David L. Stoltz/Released) https://t.co/tR7mqFeGHd
The USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived today in Pascagoula, Mississippi aboard the heavy lift transport MV Transshelf. The ship will likely remain there until 2020 for repairs after last summer's deadly collision. (U.S. Navy photo by David L. Stoltz/Released) http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=254609 
What does a Secretary of Defense do when he's late for his speech because of DC traffic? He gets out of his car and hoofs it.  https://flic.kr/p/FtyDTq 
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