U.S. Warship Challenges Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey prepares for a replenishment-at-sea in the South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the firstsuch challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.