US Navy boost in Asia-Pacific

A second supercarrier has entered the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations.

2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady

The nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, the lead ship of her class, has deployed to the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Navy announced on June 22.

The Nimitz strike group consisting of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard USS Shoup, USS Pinckney, USS Kidd, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton arrived in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet area of operations on June 21.

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