The USS Essex on exercise in the Philippine Sea before heading to the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
The USS Essex on exercise in the Philippine Sea before heading to the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter

US piles on South China Sea pressure with dual carrier strike exercises

  • USS Carl Vinson and landing helicopter dock ship USS Essex have arrived in the contentious waterway where they are expected to carry out joint drills
  • The deployment comes hard on the heels of simultaneous exercises for PLA Navy aircraft carriers Shandong and Liaoning in the region

Topic |   South China Sea
The USS Essex on exercise in the Philippine Sea before heading to the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
The USS Essex on exercise in the Philippine Sea before heading to the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
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