France sends warships to South China Sea ahead of exercise with US and Japan

//France sends warships to South China Sea ahead of exercise with US and Japan

France sends warships to South China Sea ahead of exercise with US and Japan

France is stepping up its military presence in the South China Sea by planning two voyages through the disputed waters.The French navy said an amphibious assault ship the Tonnere and the frigate Surcouf had left their home port Toulon on Thursday and would travel to the Pacific on a three-month mission. The website Naval News reported that the ships would cross the South China Sea twice and take part in a combined exercise with the Japanese and US militaries in May.Capt Arnaud Tranchant,…

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