The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) carried out a routine Taiwan Strait transit on Nov. 21 (native time), the service introduced.
In line with the Navy assertion, the ship’s transit by the strategic strait, which separates Taiwan and China, “demonstrates the U.S. dedication to a free and open Indo-Pacific” and “is in accordance with worldwide regulation”.
The U.S. Navy will proceed to fly, sail and function anyplace worldwide regulation permits, the assertion added.
USS Barry conducted a similar transit through the Strait last month. The destroyer additionally transited the Strait twice in April.
Just like the earlier transits by U.S. Navy vessels by the strait, this one can even seemingly anger China which considers Taiwan as a wayward province of “one China”.