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USS Mustin sails through Taiwan Strait after exercise with Japan

USS Mustin sails through Taiwan Strait after exercise with Japan

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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Arleigh Burke-class Aegis missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed through the Taiwan Strait Tuesday after completing exercises in the East China Sea. Taiwan and China dispatched ships to monitor the passage, with China sending a type 052D guided missile destroyer and Taiwan dispatching a Cheng Kung class guided-missile frigate, Taiwan English News reported. Advertisement According to the Navy, the Mustin began joint exercises with Japan's JS Suzutsuk in the East China Saturday and completed them Monday. The Navy has participated in several joint training exercises with Japan this year. Previous operations this year include USS America (LHA 6) with JS Kunisaki in January; four Destroyer Squadron 15 ships with JS Suzunami and Sawagiri in February; USS Gabrielle Giffords (L...