U.S. Navy deploys four warships east of Taiwan as Pelosi heads to Taipei

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By Greg Torode and Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) – As U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi headed to Taipei on Tuesday amid intensifying warnings from China, four U.S. warships, including an aircraft carrier, were positioned in waters east of the island on “routine” deployments. The carrier USS Ronald Reagan had transited the South China Sea and was currently in the Philippines Sea, east of Taiwan and the Philippines and south of Japan, a U.S. Navy official confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday. The Japanese-based Reagan is operating with a guided missile cruiser, USSR Antietam, and a …

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