US Navy personnel on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with the USS Ronald Reagan in the background. Photo: EPA-EFE US Navy personnel on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with the USS Ronald Reagan in the background. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Navy personnel on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with the USS Ronald Reagan in the background. Photo: EPA-EFE

Sharp increase in US surveillance of South China Sea observed in July

  • Almost twice as many reconnaissance aircraft flew over contested waters last month than in May, think tank says
  • Activity suggests Washington is shifting its stance from ‘preventive’ to ‘confrontational’

Topic |   South China Sea
US Navy personnel on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with the USS Ronald Reagan in the background. Photo: EPA-EFE US Navy personnel on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with the USS Ronald Reagan in the background. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Navy personnel on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with the USS Ronald Reagan in the background. Photo: EPA-EFE
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