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US Navy aircraft carrier strike group enters the South China Sea

A US Navy aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea. The move comes amid growing tensions over the contested waters, and fears the resource-rich shipping lane could become a major flashpoint under the Trump administration. As we have reported (here, here and here) strong words…

Warships Arrive in West Philippine Sea, Including US Aircraft Carrier

MANILA, Philippines – The United States Navy has dispatched the U.S.S. John C. Stennis aircraft carrier and several warships into the West Philippine Sea this past week. The aircraft carrier is accompanied by the USS Mobil Bay cruiser, as well as destroyers USS Stockdale and USS Chung-Hoon, said Navy officials….