USS John S. McCain conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation

November 24, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging Russia’s excessive maritime claims. In 1984, the U.S.S.R declared a…

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