The US sent a guided missile destroyer Stethem in the South China sea, according to the website of the U.S. Navy.
Prior to that, Stethem made refueling with the help of the new Zealand ship Endeavour.
It is noted that the ship performs in the South China sea “routine tasks”. According to a senior officer of William Palmer, carrying out these types of operations in conjunction with allies enhances professionalism and supports the ability to provide a permanent presence in the area of responsibility of the Seventh fleet.
During the RAID, the ship regularly exchanged information with the naval vessels of China.
Earlier, the U.S. Navy concentrated in the Korean Peninsula strike group led by the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson”. It was reported that Washington is ready to launch a preemptive strike on military targets of the DPRK, if Pyongyang decides for another nuclear test. His pre-emptive strike and threatened the North Korean authorities.