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USS John S. McCain conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea
From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

Posted December 21, 2020

https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130787

SOUTH CHINA SEA - On Dec. 22, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

All interactions with foreign military forces were consistent with international norms and did not impact the operation.

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