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US Navy plans show of force in South China Sea, report says

Suggested operations intended to deter China following near-collision of warships

Navy ships assemble off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.in July. (U.S. Navy photo)

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Pacific Fleet is preparing to hold a series of operations in the South China Sea next month in a demonstration of force against China, CNN has reported, citing several American defense officials.

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