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U.S. Navy warship steams near contested South China Sea islands


The U.S. warship John S. McCain steamed near the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, according to the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet. The guided-missile destroyer’s freedom of navigation operation, or FONOP, was the latest move in the Navy’s continuing assertion that the waters increasingly claimed by Beijing are international and open […]

U.S. warship steams through Taiwan Strait


The guided-missile destroyer Russell transited the Taiwan Strait this week, U.S. Navy officials said. Russell conducted the transit on Thursday and Friday “in accordance with international law,” U.S. Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Lt. j.g. Rachel Maul said in an email. “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open […]