U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait in support of free, open Indo-Pacific

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit April 26 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law. 

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

Photo credit: U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs. TAIWAN STRAIT – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) transits the Taiwan Strait. USS Sampson 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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