Warning to China ( May 15,2020 ) : USS Ronald Reagan Back to Conduct Operations in South China Sea

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The U.S. aircraft carrier forward deployed to Japan is back at sea for trials after its annual repair period and ahead of its spring patrol in the Western Pacific.USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) left on Monday from its berth in Yokosuka following an extended quarantine period for the crew of the carrier, as well as its escorts, as part of the Navy’s attempts to keep the COVID-19 virus off of the carrier, service officials confirmed to earlier this week.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon .In turn, the U.S. has stepped up presence operations in the region, including conducting two freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea in April.

Beijing has adopted several methods to bring SCS under its control, which include creation of domestic laws and administrative units for the disputed region to assert is claims.
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