Just The News: The United States will dispatch an aircraft carrier strike group to Taiwanese waters amid the People’s Republic of China’s ongoing drills in the region and growing fears of a full-scale invasion.
White House spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Thursday that the Navy would position the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and its complement of lesser warships near the island to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan.
“We will not be deterred from operating in the seas and the skies of the western Pacific, consistent with international law as we have for decades supporting Taiwan and defending a free and open Pacific,” Kirby said, according to the Epoch Times.
The move comes in response to Beijing’s launching of live missiles into the waters around the island as part of live fire drills the People’s Liberation Army conducted in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. more