Obama warns against ‘aggression’ in South China Sea

May 29, 2014 11:15 AM

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Obama warns against ‘aggression’ in South China Sea

WEST POINT—President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that the United States was ready to respond to China’s “aggression” toward its neighbors at sea but said Washington should lead by example by ratifying a key treaty.

In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy to US military cadets at West Point, Obama said that the United States should shun isolationism and that its military must be prepared for crises.

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