Trump Sends Navy Destroyer To Challenge China

The U.S. Navy challenged China’s vast claims to the South China Sea on Thursday, Navy officials revealed.

The U.S. Navy conducted the third freedom-of-navigation operation under President Donald Trump in the South China Sea on Thursday. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John McCain (DDG-56) sailed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Island chain, according to Fox News.

A Navy P-8 reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft reportedly flew nearby.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey sailed past Mischief Reef in late May. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem sailed near Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands, in July.

Over the past year, China has been increasing its military presence in the South China Sea. China has been constructing military outposts in both the Paracels and the Spratlys and equipping them with armaments to protect its claims to the region, discredited by an international tribunal last year, through force.

China has constructed airstrips and hangars and protected harbors for the air and naval units in the Paracel Islands. The military has even deployed surface-to-air missiles. In the Spratly Islands, China has built airstrips and reinforced hangars, possible missile silos, and point defense systems.

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  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined america. they make other countries hate america. hahahahhahaahhaah

    • Roger_T73

      … that was oblamo’s goal!!!

      • The Redman

        Nah, doger. its been happening way B 4 “Obama” was even born. 98% of white-folks in America R some of the worst terrorist in the world, in denial. hahahahahahhahaha

  • Timothy Toroian

    HEY, Minihaha, it started long before America. Where have most of the advances in civilization come from? Chinese had their chance for thousands of years and screwed it up. And don’t hand anything about Arabic numerals. They haven’t done much since. And native Americans,travoises? Don’t be silly if you don’t know where it will lead.

  • Raymond Marine

    This Whole mess Started Because Obama DID NOTHING when China Started building up the Coral Reefs.

    • irish1919

      Clinton first, then bush, then the whole world set on fire under OBAMA and that wench Crooked Hillary. Benghazi, Ukraine , china military islands, Iran deal under Kerry. Syria , Libya. What a sorry president and administration. Trump inherited all of it.

      • Robert Wilson

        The former wimp marxist president had no teeth. He tried his best to bring down this nation with his policies such as stepping on the 2nd amendment, bringing in the muslim religion, (Did I say “religion??”) It should be called a military organization in acordance with the koran, and have NO RELIGIOUS LABLE WHAT-SO-EVER, AND NO TAX EXEMPT STATUS!

        • Roger_T73

          i-SLAM is not a religion, it is a CULT of VIOLENCE founded by a PEDOPHILE!!!

  • HDMania

    Redman sucks the big one..

  • Albert Malkasian

    trump is off his rocker! now he is engaging china with show of military force, , china whose president`s hand he shook and invited to mar largo,.who shmoozed with at the g20 summit,. who voted for sanctions against nk,. who with russia is working to seek a peaceful and mutually agreed solution to the current showdown between us and nk. yes, i am more and more convinced that our president is bonkers, anyone in their right mind can see he is engaged in isolating thr e us from the rest if the world.

  • Pandabear

    Hey Redman! Did they leave the monkey cage open again?? You are not only annoying but ignorant. If you need bananas ask your zoo keeper. Almost everything we use was invented by white people including that computer/telephone/cars/airplanes/appliances/medicines/electronics and so much more. What did your cave monkey relatives give to civilization? Get back in your cage where you belong !! Normally I ignore your stupid idiotic comments because you are unbalanced and can’t reason like a human. President Trump is the best president we ever had! You are a liar also. I have been all over the world and most people like the US..stop lying! Move to N Korea you stinking traitor!

    • Roger_T73

      monkeys developed AIDS.

      • Nancy Anderson

        African men (muslims probably) began getting aids and spreading the disease from having sex with monkeys. That is a scientific finding, not my own idea.