KEY POINTSThe transit is the USS Benfold's seventh FONOP in the area this yearUSS Carl Vin...

US Navy Mocks China’s New Maritime Law: Destroyer Transits Near Disputed Islands As Carrier Group Trains Nearby – International Business Times

KEY POINTSThe transit is the USS Benfold's seventh FONOP in the area this yearUSS Carl Vinson and its strike group was training in the area as the FONOP happenedUSS Carl Vinson's air wing includes F-35 stealth fightersChina enacted its new maritime law last monthChina claims it "drove off" U.S. warshipA U.S. Navy warship sailed through the South China Sea on Wednesday in a clear and quick repudiation of the new maritime law that Beijing enacted last month to enforce its expansive claims over the contested waters.The USS Benfold, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, steamed within 12 miles of Mischief Reef, a part …

 

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