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US Navy

7th Fleet Destroyer transits Taiwan Strait

US Navy - Press Release

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.

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