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Tags: navy | china | taiwan | pacific

Navy's Pacific Preparedness Called Into Question After Multiple 'Mishaps'

U.S. Navy's USS Mount Whitney. (Ozan Kose / AFP via Getty)

By    |   Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:17 PM

As tensions between China and Taiwan continue simmering in the contested waters of the South China Sea, a pair of U.S. naval mishaps have raised concerns about the American military’s readiness in the Pacific theater should conflict erupt. 

The most recent incident occurred just days ago, when seven sailors were injured after an F-35C warplane crashed while trying to land on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

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As tensions between China and Taiwan continue simmering in the contested waters of the South China Sea, a pair of U.S. naval mishaps have raised concerns about the American military's readiness in the Pacific theater should conflict erupt.
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2022-17-27
Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:17 PM
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