US Warships Sail Back Into Taiwan Strait After Pelosi Visit

Navy on Sunday sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait – first such operation in hotspot made public House Speaker Pelosi visited Taiwan earlier in August.

  • USS Antietam, USS Chancellorsville conducting routine transit, the U.S. 7th Fleet says.
  • Officials also said voyage “beyond the territorial sea of any coastal State,” suggesting it won’t roil China, which has recently increase military threats again Taiwan in region.
  • China has recently launched missiles at Taiwan over growing concern about its control over the country, as it appears to trying to forge closer ties with Western nations.
  • The 100-mile wide strait divides Taiwan from China.
  • U.S. regularly sends its ships through the strait as part of what it calls freedom of navigation maneuvers.
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