USS Dewey (DDG-105) transits the South China Sea on May 6, 2017. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON — The war of words over last weekend’s U.S. Navy freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea continued on Thursday at press conferences in Beijing and Washington.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76), guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54). US Navy Photos
Over the weekend, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Higgins (DDG-76) sailed in a two-ship freedom of navigation operation past islands claimed by China, according to media reports first reported by Reuters.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) is underway conducting an independent deployer certification exercise off the coast of Southern California on April 30, 2015. US Navy photo.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76) left its homeport in San Diego on Monday for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Middle East. Read More