US Navy Deploys Six Aircraft Carriers to High-Profile Regions

The United States Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told lawmakers on Capitol Hill new details about the Navy’s missions in two high-profile regions at a meeting of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus.
Adm. John Richardson said American warships are operating in the South China Sea, where intensifying territorial counterclaims and aggressive actions by China are responsible for heightening tension, and the Middle East, where two carriers — the Harry S. Truman and the Eisenhower — now are positioned to carry out airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
As of last week, Adm. Richardson said, the Navy had six carriers underway — a development he called “a milestone.”

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