USA dispatches warships for South China Sea

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The carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the disputed waters in recent days.

USA dispatches warships for South China Sea

According to some media reports, the United States Navy has dispatched a small strike carrier fleet to the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

The Navy Times said citing US military officials that the carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the disputed waters in recent days.

The US Navy is sending warships when tension rises in the area following American Navy’s so-called freedom of navigation operations in an area contested by regional countries.

Recently, the US accused China of militarizing the South China Sea after reports that the Chinese deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile battery to the Paracel Islands in the region last month. Although China has dismissed such claims, saying the Stennis’s patrol provides evidence of further US attempts to provoke military tensions.

“The accusation can lead to a miscalculation of the situation, if you take a look at the matter closely, it’s the US sending the most advanced aircraft and military vessels to the South China Sea, ” said Fu Ying, a spokeswoman for China’s National People’s Congress.

USA dispatches warships for South China Sea

The South China Sea has become a source of tension between China, the US, and some regional countries who are seeking control of trade routes and mineral deposits.

However, Beijing rejects the allegations and accuses the USA of meddling in the regional issues and deliberately stirring up tensions in the South China Sea.

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  • New User

    It’s looking like inevitable confrontation.

  • legal eagle

    Just can’t leave well enough alone, just gotta go do the piecing! contest.China is in possession of the Russian anti ship missiles and are not historically inclined to repeat themselves and sabre rattle, like the big egos of the US and NATO, so if the US really wants to see what it is like to have thousands of sailors do a marathon swim (those that are left) just to stand up to China they may be met with a big surprise. The US does not have what it takes to take on China or Russia; all they have is mounds of ego and false bravado. I am seeing that China is not impressed with this paper tiger.

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  • Tim Hadfield

    Good of China to take the heat off Russia for a while.

  • John Conner

    Forget it Obongo!!! my kids are not going to die in the USAinc bullshit wars of aggression for your banker buddies, you want war? send those two daughters of yours and that chimp of an old lady you call Michael.

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