The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on Oct. 14 (local time).
The Navy said in a statement that the transit of the strategic strait, which separates Taiwan and China, was in accordance with international law.
“The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows”, the statement said.
Like the previous transits by U.S. Navy vessels through the strait, this one will also likely anger China which considers Taiwan as a wayward province of “one China”.
USS Barry had transited Taiwan Strait twice in April.