Defense Secretary Panetta has outlined America's view for the South China Sea, and for our Asian and Chinese relations.
China, angered by U.S. "interference" warns of armed confrontation.
While China insists her intentions are defensive, Vietnam and the Philippines are preparing to defend the South China Sea resources.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Bali, Indonesia, addressing a meeting of the ASEAN.
Tension in South China Sea must be resolved, otherwise, none of the contending states will benefit from the islands' resources.
China continues provocation in the South China Sea; Singapore encourages restraint.
Two South Korean Soldiers mistakenly opened fire on a passenger plane from China to Inchon.
The states of the South China Sea region, including China, are escalating from argument to military drills.