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USS Bunker Hill Conducts 2nd South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation This Week

Guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) conducted a freedom of navigation operation through the Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea, U.S. 7th...

According to a statement from the Navy, the cruiser tested excessive maritime claims of China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

  • Sam LaGrone
  • USNI

All three countries have overlapping claims in the contested island chain.

Bunker Hill, without prior notification, conducted an innocent passage past an unspecified feature in the Spratly chain.

Under international maritime law, a warship can move through a country’s territorial sea without notification as long as it…

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