Jun 22, 2021

Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through the disputed Taiwan Strait on Tuesday in the latest show of force aimed at keeping the status of the 100-mile waterway as international waters and challenge claims by China.

In recent months, tensions remain high across the strait as China sharply increased aerial incursions into Taiwan’s air defense zone.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, however, said that China currently lacks the capabilities needed to retake Taiwan.

Navy warship transits of the strait have been conducted on nearly a monthly basis.

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