• USS Lassen (DDG 82), (R) transits in formation with ROKS Sokcho (PCC 778) during exercise Foal Eagle 2015, in waters east of the Korean Peninsula, in this March 12, 2015, handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/Handout via Reuters
    Obama Delayed U.S. Response to Spratly Island Stand Off

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