US dispatches warships after China and Russia send naval patrol near Alaska

The USS Paul Hamilton. Photograph: Jon Gambrell/AP The USS Paul Hamilton. Photograph: Jon Gambrell/AP The US dispatched four navy warships as well as a reconnaissance airplane after multiple Chinese and Russian military vessels carried out a joint naval patrol near Alaska last week.

The combined naval patrol, which the Wall Street Journal first reported , appeared to be the largest such flotilla to approach US territory, according to experts that spoke to the outlet.

“It’s a historical first,” Brent Sadler, a retired Navy captain and senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told the Journal.He also said the flotilla’s proximity to […]

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