Biden Sends US Warships to Disputed South China Sea as Tensions Rise with Communist China

Biden Sends US Warships to Disputed South China Sea as Tensions Rise with Communist China


USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on March 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

On Sunday, the same day Japan has sent a destroyer to track the Chinese vessels, a US aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea from the Strait of Malacca, according to the Beijing-based South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, citing satellite data.

 

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According to the 7th Fleet statement:

“It is great to be back in the South China Sea to reassure our allies and partners that we remain committed to freedom of the seas,” said Rear Adm. Doug Verissimo, commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine. “Over the course of the strike group’s deployment, we have demonstrated our commitment to the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region by operating with our friends from Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea. We look forward to continuing to sail together with all

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