The South China Sea is at present the epicenter of geopolitical tensions. The body of water is an arm of the western Pacific Ocean located near South East Asia. Situated thousands of nautical miles away from the U.S., tensions in the region have long sought the administration's attention. Here's a look at why the South China Sea is of strategic importance to us and the world order.
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