While the focus of recent American security concerns in Asia has been on the Korean peninsula and, to a lesser extent, Taiwan, the first real test of post-Cold War American strategy in the region may be further south, in the South China Sea. There, during the past two years there have been nearly a dozen reported incidents in which armed vessels of Asian nations challenged each other in disputed waters.
Kenny, Henry J.
"The South China Sea: A Dangerous Ground,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 49
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol49/iss3/6