Taiwan Strait

U.S. Conducts Freedom of Navigation Patrol in Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in a Freedom of Navigation Patrol (FONOP). The passage was taken by Taiwan as a heartening show of American support, and by China as an annoying challenge to its military might and territorial integrity.

In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy and released on March 26, 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) is seen July 26, 2005 in the Pacific Ocean. The Kiribati-flagged merchant vessel M/V Rokya 1 and the USS McCampbell (DDG 85) collided late March 25, 2006 approximately 30 …