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Trump Sends USS John McCain Destroyer To South China Sea In Attempt To Challenge China’s Claims

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Trump Sends USS John McCain Destroyer To South China Sea In Attempt To Challenge China's Claims

The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)

A US Navy destroyer, the USS John McCain, carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” in the South China Sea on Thursday, Reuters reports.

The USS John McCain sailed within 12 miles of an artificial island built by China in another Trump administration attempt to challege China’s claimss in the sea.

Trump Sends USS John McCain Destroyer To South China Sea In Attempt To Challenge China's Claims

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According to the report, the USS John McCain travelled close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals.

This was the third “freedom of navigation operation” conducted during Trump’s presidency.

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