(From The Washington Free Beacon)
Two Navy warships transited the Taiwan Strait on Monday in a show of force in Pentagon efforts to push back against China’s expansive claims to control waters near the communist mainland. . . .
The passage was the second transit through the 100-mile strait this year and highlights intensified U.S. military operations on both the sea and in the air aimed at challenging Chinese claims to sovereignty over regional international waters near its coasts.