Theodore Roosevelt CSG Enters South China Sea

January 24, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea, Jan. 23, to conduct routine operations. The TRCSG is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security, and conduct a wide range of operations. “After sailing through these waters throughout my…

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USS John S. McCain sails alongside HMAS Ballarat

October 30, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) during integrated operations in the South China Sea, Oct 27, 2020. Both ships conducted maneuvering drills, integrated tactical training, and warfighting scenarios while transiting together. McCain and Ballarat also conducted a combined transit to the Andaman Sea through the Strait of Malacca. “We find tremendous value…

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CCP Navy Conducts Exercise in South China Sea

October 23, 2020 (Propaganda) – The naval aviation force under the CCP Navy’s Southern Theater Command conducted a large-scale live-fire exercise over the South China Sea earlier this week, according to the PLA Navy. The CCP Navy said in a statement published on Friday on its WeChat account the exercise was carried out by nearly 100 naval pilots above waters…

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U.S., Japan, Australia Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises in South China Sea

October 19, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the South China Sea for multinational exercises, Oct. 19. Participants included John S. McCain, JS Kirisame (DD 104) of the JMSDF, and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) of the RAN. These exercises marked the fifth time in…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Returns to South China Sea

October 15, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment. The carrier strike group includes the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Antietam (CG 54), andtUSS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS John…

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While Pillaging South American Fish Stocks, Chine Cries Foul Over US Destroyer

October 9, 2020 – A People’s Liberation Army (PLA) spokesman on Friday said a U.S. destroyer sailed past the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea “without permission”, calling the sailing “dangerous” and “provocative.” The Chinese navy is aware of the U.S. navigation and sent naval and aerial forces to monitor the sailing. Hilariously, China calls international waters as their…

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USS Mustin conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea

August 27, 2020 – USS Mustin (DDG 89) conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea today. The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPs, to contest excessive maritime claims and reinforce laws of the sea in international waters. USS Mustin, based in Yokosuka, Japan, conducted the FONOP in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands…

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Teamwork in the South China Sea: Nimitz, Ronald Reagan CSGs continue exercises

July 16, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group continued high-end dual-carrier exercises in the South China Sea, July 17. The CSGs continue to demonstrate operational commitment to allies and partners in the region, providing combatant commanders with significant operational flexibility if needed in response to regional situations. “Nimitz and Reagan Carrier Strike Groups…

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U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

July 13, 2020 – The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the South China Sea. We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them. In…

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