(PatrioticPost.com)- The Pentagon has sent an aircraft carrier to the South China Sea in preparation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
The USS Ronald Reagan and a strike group are presently there after leaving a port in Singapore on Tuesday. A Navy spokesman verified the information and stressed that the trip had been scheduled.
According to Lt. Mark Langford, the USS Ronald Reagan and her strike group are now engaged in operations in the South China Sea following a successful port call to Singapore. The Reagan is carrying out her routinely scheduled tasks as part of her routine patrol in favor of a free and open Indo-Pacific, but I will also add that we do not, as a matter of policy, reveal future ship movements.
Langford did not address the probable Pelosi visit.
According to a Navy statement earlier in the week, the USS Ronald Reagan had been conducting operations in the South China Sea before its stop in Singapore.
When China threatened to take “strong and uncompromising steps” against her if she went to the island nation that it claims as its own, the high-ranking Democrat departed.
According to a previous report from the Associated Press, the Pentagon was geared up for a Pelosi visit, and the visit would facilitate the transfer of American soldiers and equipment in the region. This would need the employment of fighter planes, ships, and other resources to protect her during her entry and while she was on the ground.
Pelosi would be the highest-ranking American politician to go to Taiwan since 1997; as a result, her trip would require additional security, as would any visit by a U.S. leader.
The People’s Republic of China has long asserted sovereignty over the Taiwan Strait, a relatively narrow body of water separating the island of Taiwan from the Chinese mainland. Chinese military aircraft have often flown into Taiwan’s air defense zone to test it.
Taiwan and the United States do not have diplomatic relations, but as China attempts to isolate Taiwan from international institutions, the United States has been expanding its cooperation with Taiwan.