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NEWS | July 28, 2021

7th Fleet Destroyer transits Taiwan Strait

By Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit July 28 (local time) through international waters 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 United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.