U.S. Military Tests Russia at Sea Days After Warning From China

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The U.S. military has sent a message to Russia by sailing through a disputed waterway near Japan.

  • Tom O’Connor
  • Newsweek

The move came only a week after China mobilized its own vessels in response to a perceived transgression by the Navy.

Navy Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, a spokesperson for the Pacific Fleet, told CNN Wednesday that Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS

The Navy considered the move one of its “freedom of navigation” operations, which are outlined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the…

Despite mentioning Russia in her comments, McMarr said that such operations were “not…

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