Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) operates in the South China Sea on Oct. 13, 2016
DW: US destroyer patrols Chinese-claimed waters
Beijing lashed out at the US after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea, calling the US a "troublemaker." Two Chinese warships warned the US destroyer to leave the disputed area.
The US navy patrol near the Paracel Islands was "motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos," the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a Friday statement.
"This is serious illegal behavior, and is intentionally provocative behavior," the Beijing officials said, adding they had raised "serious" complaints with the US.
Earlier on Friday, US officials confirmed that their guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur conducted a so-called "freedom of navigation" exercise in the Chinese-claimed waters, aimed at challenging Beijing's territorial ambitions.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 21, 2016
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