A US fighter jet lands on the USS George Washington in the South China Sea. The warship heads the US Navy's largest carrier strike group, which is based in Japan. Photo: AFP

Expanded force supports US 'pivot' to Asia, says admiral

Increased military presence will have calming effect on tensions in region, commander says

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A US fighter jet lands on the USS George Washington in the South China Sea. The warship heads the US Navy's largest carrier strike group, which is based in Japan. Photo: AFP
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