Soft power from the crew of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as it arrives in the Philippines for a port call. Photo: AP

US flexes military muscle in South China Sea with nuclear aircraft carrier port call in the Philippines

  • Washington and Manila use visit to bang drum for community and military ties
  • Analyst expects stopover to prompt show of military might from Beijing
Topic |   US-China relations

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Soft power from the crew of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as it arrives in the Philippines for a port call. Photo: AP
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