Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson meets with Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Department under China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) Gen. Li Zuocheng and other senior Chinese defense officials in Beijing on Jan. 15, 2019. Navy photo.
THE PENTAGON – Maintaining a consistent presence is the key to dealing with China on the high seas, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters.
USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka and transits into Tokyo Bay, May 14, 2018. Navy photo.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) steamed past the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Monday in a freedom of navigation operation that drew the ire of Chinese government officials.