U.S. 7th Fleet destroyer ensures freedom of navigation in Taiwan Strait

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Nov. 23 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law.

The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.

Photo credit: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice RuKiyah Mack.  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) conducts a routine transit through the Taiwan Strait Nov. 22, 2021. Milius, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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