Two U.S. Navy Carriers Send a Message in South China Sea

The aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan conducted a dual-carrier operation in the South China Sea on the Fourth of July, providing a counterpoint to the increased operational tempo of China's People's Liberation Army (Navy) in the region. According to the U.S. Navy, the operation represents the U.S. commitment to "the right of all nations to fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows."

"Back home we would celebrate the Fourth by launching fireworks,” said Yeoman 2nd...

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