Monday, August 2, 2021

USS Antietam to sail across the strategic Taiwan Straits


Zubair Yaqoob
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The US military said on Wednesday evening that it had sent a aircraft carrier USS Antietam,  across the Taiwan Straits, the  move likely to anger China, especially as it comes at a time of strained relations between Washington and Beijing.

USS Antietam, a Essex-class aircraft carrier will sail in the Taiwan Straits which is of 180 kilometers.

“The passage of vessels across the Taiwan Straits shows the United States’ commitment to the Indian and Pacific Ocean region to be free and open,” Clay Doss, spokesman for the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, said in a statement.


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