USNS Alan Shepard conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation

December 15, 2020 – USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Tsushima Strait near Japan today. The ship conducted normal operations within claimed territorial seas to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law. U.S. forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis, as…

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