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7th Fleet Destroyer transits Taiwan Strait

07 April 2021
PHILIPPINE SEA - The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit April 7 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law.

The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open  Indo-Pacific.

The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international law allows.

See below for video.

VIDEO | 00:14 | 210407-N-HI376-1141 TAIWAN STRAIT (April 7, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) transits the South China Sea during routine underway operations. John S. McCain is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Graham)


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