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US Navy send ships through the Taiwan Strait for the third time this year

2018-11-29 10:18:20       source:South China Morning Post

November 29, 2018

Two US Navy vessels sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, Taiwan’s defence ministry reported.

The ministry said that the two vessels – one warship and one supply ship – sailed through the strait’s international waters, adding that the island is capable of defending its maritime territory and airspace security.

The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday’s passage. Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan said in an email that the USS Stockdale, a guided-missile destroyer, and the USNS Pecos, a replenishment oiler, “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit November 28 in accordance with international law”.

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