F-35C Lightning II I tried to land USS Carl Vinson During a routine mission, the US Navy said. Three wounded soldiers were transported to the Philippine capital, Manila. Others on board the carrier are being treated and their condition is assessed as stable. The pilot is also in the same condition.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, along with their battle groups, commenced on Sunday Exercises in the South China Sea. The reservoir is rich in natural resources and is of major importance to international trade.
For several years, this sea has also been one of the hottest spots in China’s relations with its neighbors and the United States. Washington accuses Beijing of militarizing these waters and intimidating other capitals in the regionto deny them access to their due resources.
In turn, the People’s Republic of China recognizes almost the entire South China Sea as its territory, and controlling it is now one of Beijing’s main foreign policy goals.
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