Two US carrier strike groups set up near China


The strike groups of the aircraft carriers "Nimitz" and "Theodore Roosevelt" carried out joint maneuvers on Tuesday 9 February in the South China Sea off the Chinese coast. The exercise took place a few days after the passage of the US ship in the immediate vicinity of the disputed islands, which Beijing considers its own. The aircraft carriers are now located near China.


Since July last year, this was the first such action by two American aircraft carriers in these waters. In a statement, the US Navy notes that these exercises are aimed "at expanding the capabilities of command and control of strike groups", as well as "to increase the interoperability of forces and assets."

A few days earlier, the destroyer John McCain sailed through the Taiwan Strait, as well as near the Paracel Islands, which are under the control of the PRC. These actions were condemned by the Chinese authorities.

Washington frequently initiates "freedom of navigation" exercises in the South China Sea. According to the White House, China is unnecessarily “militarizing” the region and is trying to intimidate neighboring states (Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia), which also claim these maritime areas rich in various kinds of natural resources.

We are committed to ensuring that the (South China) Sea is used lawfully by all countries in accordance with international law

- said the commander of the aircraft carrier group "Nimitz" Rear Admiral Jim Kirk.
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  1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 9 February 2021 20: 19
    +7
    Just now near the North. Korea show-off threw. Like, just about, how will we hit!
    Zilch came out.
    Eun's donut just laughed.
    And in the case of China, they will simply say that the air troughs are just mimocrocodiles, and they will go back where they came from.
    1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 9 February 2021 21: 06
      +3
      Quote: The Fourth Horseman
      Just now near the North. Korea show-off threw. Like, just about, how will we hit!
      Zilch came out.
      Eun's donut just laughed.
      And in the case of China, they will simply say that the air troughs are just mimocrocodiles, and they will go back where they came from.

      China, too, I think, will answer with dignity, drown the Aug in words (conditionally during the exercises),
      and both aircraft carriers with all ships, escort submarines.
      Nobody escapes.
      1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
        Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 9 February 2021 21: 40
        +1
        The Chinese guys are harsh, they will become.
  2. updidi Offline updidi
    updidi (Alexander Kazakov) 10 February 2021 00: 43
    0
    Scoring target for the Dongfen missile
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 10 February 2021 10: 12
    +2
    The islands of Nansha and Xisha historically belong to China, when even wild tribes ran through the jungles of the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and engaged in cannibalism.
    The PRC will never give up on them, no matter how the United States amuses itself with war games.
    The PRC will not stand up for an answer to any aggressor, but proposes to resolve the issue of the islands on a bilateral basis with the respective countries, which the US cannot allow.