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Two U.S. Aircraft Carriers Positioned Off Taiwan’s Coast

U.S. aircraft carrier

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  • The USS Ronald Reagan, usually based in Japan, is currently operating in the Philippine Sea
  • The USS Tripoli is carrying as many as 20 F-35B Stealth fighters
  • A senior defense official said the ships serve as a contingency should China take action during Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

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