U.S. Commander Calls for More Aircraft Carriers in Pacific to Deter China

ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON—The U.S. Seventh Fleet’s commander called for an expanded presence by U.S. and allied aircraft carriers in the Pacific to persuade China and Russia that “today is not the day” to start a conflict.

Vice Adm. Karl Thomas spoke Tuesday as the U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada and Germany completed a 10-day naval exercise led by Japan in Pacific waters. Media were invited to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to watch F-35 jet fighters take off and land.

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Source: WSJ