Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) transits the East China Sea during routine underway operations on Aug. 28. US Navy Photo
Two U.S.warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday — the first since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited Taiwan, sparking increased tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Despite China’s recent aggression toward Taiwan, former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster argued this week that Taiwan “not an easy military problem” for Beijing to solve. Read More
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) on June 24, 2022
USS Benfold (DDG-65) transited the Taiwan Strait Tuesday, less than a week after its freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea irked the Chinese government. Read More
USS Port Royal (CG-73) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on May 10, 2022. US Navy Photo
This story has been updated to include comments from Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.
Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73) transitioned the Taiwan Strait Tuesday, the Navy announced in a release. Read More
Sailors handle line during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) on April 12, 2022 in the East China Sea. US Navy Photo
USS Sampson (DDG-102) transited the Taiwan Strain on Tuesday, the Navy announced. Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea in the South China Sea on Feb. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo
A U.S. warship passed through the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, irking the Chinese government, which called the move “provocative.” Read More
Taiwan’s indigenous fighter. CNA Photo
The United States must “provide strategic clarity” on what Washington would do if China invaded Taiwan, the vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee said Monday. Read More
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer conducts a routine transit through the Taiwan Strait Nov. 22, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer moved through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, the service announced. Read More
Legend-class U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) transits the Taiwan Strait during a routine transit with Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), Aug. 27. US Navy Photo
A Navy guided-missile destroyer and a Coast Guard National Security Cutter moved through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, marking the eighth transit of the waters this year by an American warship. Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. US Navy photo.
A U.S. Navy destroyer conducted a Taiwan Strait transit today, continuing a recent push for the Navy to operate between mainland China and the island it claims. Read More