The USS Montgomery recently took part in a joint mission in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

US Navy sends littoral combat ships to ‘bolster attack strength in South China Sea’

  • Two Independence-class vessels – the USS Gabrielle Giffords and USS Montgomery – have been operating in the disputed waters
  • US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says operations have been stepped up to send a signal that China should ‘abide by international rules’
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The USS Montgomery recently took part in a joint mission in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.