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-(Channel NewsAsia 24/8) Vietnam calls for Southeast Asian unity amid SCS tension: "Do not let ASEAN become a playing card for the competition among major countries," said General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. –(Antara News 23/8)Indonesia - Vietnam Discuss South China Sea

-(USNI 22/8) U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision: Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, who has already been nominated and confirmed for the position and promotion to Vice Adm., will assume command immediately.

-(Rappler 22/8) Duterte: Why should I defend SCS sandbar? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the presence of Chinese ships in Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island does not count as 'invasion'.

-(NHK 21/8) Japan: $500 mil. for Indo-Pacific coastal nations to enhance the maritime security capabilities of those countries.

-(Eastwest 20/8) Leveraging U.S. Military Power in South China Sea, to establish an accommodation with China that forestalls additional and potentially destabilizing militarization in the SCS.

alt-(USNI 20/8) USS John McCain Collides with Chemical Tanker in the South China Sea; 10 Sailors Missing, 4 Evacuated

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