President Donald Trump has had enough. Nuclear ships are heading out on a mission and they may not return until a potentially dangerous mission is over. The tension has risen to a new level.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt, a “nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,” is returning to sea as the Chinese military has reportedly “continued risky and escalatory behavior” against U.S. forces in the area.
“Since mid-March, about the same time the U.S. aircraft carrier pulled into Guam, Chinese fighter jets have harassed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft ‘at least nine times’ in the South China Sea,” reported Fox News.
During an interview with the news channel, Reed B. Werner, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, confirmed that China’s recent activity is highly problematic.
According to Werner, China has taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As countries are focused inward, China continues to push forward,” which, in this case, means “destabilizing behavior in the South China Sea.”
As the world watches, the Chinese government would be wise to take into account their politically fragile position as several nations have called for an investigation into the origins and response to the coronavirus.
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