US flies bombers over South China Sea amid heightened tensions with Beijing

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group ship's the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) conduct a photo exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship's the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH 184), the destroyer JS Inazuma (DD 105) and the destroyer JS Suzutsuki (DD 117) in the South China Sea August 31, 2018. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peter/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military flew B-52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week, US officials told Reuters, a move that is likely to cause anger in Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, said that B-52 bombers transited over the South […]

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