South China Sea: US bolsters presence with amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island

The United States has further stepped up its military presence in the South China Sea , reportedly sending an amphibious assault vessel to the disputed waters amid heightened tensions in the region. Satellite data showed that the USS Makin Island amphibious-ready group (ARG) travelled through the Strait of Malacca into the contentious waters from late on Wednesday until the early hours of Thursday, according to the Beijing-based South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI).…

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