The USS Makin Island entered the South China Sea late on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter The USS Makin Island entered the South China Sea late on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
The USS Makin Island entered the South China Sea late on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
South China Sea

South China Sea: US bolsters presence with amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island

  • Ship’s visit highlights Washington’s obligation towards the Philippines, analyst says, with Manila in dispute with China over Whitsun Reef
  • The transit follows both China and the US sailing aircraft carriers into the contested waters

Topic |   South China Sea
The USS Makin Island entered the South China Sea late on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter The USS Makin Island entered the South China Sea late on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
The USS Makin Island entered the South China Sea late on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
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