US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in contested South China Sea

//US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in contested South China Sea

US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in contested South China Sea

A US Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea, with its commander renewing a US vow to “sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to” amid China’s objection to US military presence in the disputed sea.Captain Eric Anduze, commander of the USS Blue Ridge, said that the visit was the latest affirmation of the strong US-Philippine alliance.“We have a long history ... we’re here to let you know that that partnership is stronger than ever,” Anduze said on board the US 7th Fleet’s…

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