torsdag 13. januar 2022

US piles on South China Sea pressure with dual carrier strike exercises

The United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group and a landing helicopter dock group to the South China Sea where the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong exercised two weeks ago, adding new tension to the hotspot. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and the Wasp-class USS Essex, as well as their escort vessels, entered the southern waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday evening, according to Beijing-based think tank the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, which monitors open-source ship tracking information.

The US Navy has yet to announce its plans but the two major attack groups are expected to join forces and probably operate together.

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