Radio Taiwan International
Date: 19 August, 2020
By: Natalie Tso
In a rare move, the US Pacific Fleet published pictures of the transit on its Facebook page.
The US Pacific Fleet wrote, “Sailors stand watch aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) as the forward-deployed U.S. 7th Fleet guided-missile destroyer transits the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday.” It also wrote, “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conducts routine operations. Mustin is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.” [FULL STORY]