VISIT THE CONFLICT ZONE OF THE SPRATLY ISLANDS OFF OF THE PHILIPPINES AND WITH THE PHILIPPINE MARINES MANNING THE PNS SIERRA MADRE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-20/oil-key-in-spratly-islands-dispute-south-china-sea/5463080
Philippine Navy Photo: The SERRA MADRE as an air drop resupply target. Obviously air drop resupply potential is very limited. From our report of March 14, 2014 on the aerial resupply of the Philippine marines aboard the SANTA MARIA
Photo of Chinese Coast Guard vessel taken from a Japanese Coast Guard vessel in waters under Japanese jurisdiction. Philippine waters aren't the only sovereign waters where the Dragon now feels at home.
Spratly Islands: Foreign Correspondent visits remote reef flashpoint where Filipino marines hold out against Chinese navy
"As conflict zones go, you could do worse; palm-fringed beaches, fabulous reef diving, and abundant seafood. (It's not often I've had to knock back another lobster.)
It also tops the stakes for exclusive travel destinations. Don't even bother trying to book a tour. You have to persuade one of Asia's defence forces to take you, and it took me almost 20 years of trying." Australia's Eric Campbell writing for ABC NEWS. Read more and see his photo gallery at ABC NEWS
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