Pentagon sends ships through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China

TheHill | 3/25/2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
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The Pentagon sent U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday amid growing tensions between China and Taiwan.

“The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” a U.S. military statement said, according to Reuters. “The U.S. will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows."

Deployment - Navy - Destroyer - Curtis - Wilbur

The deployment of Navy destroyer Curtis Wilbur and Coast Guard cutter Bertholf risks raising tensions with China but will likely be seen by Taiwan as a sign of support from Washington.

Taiwan, which considers itself a sovereign state with a democratic government, is...
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