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US commander calls for more aircraft carriers in the Pacific to deter China

ONBOARD USS CARL VINSON — The commander of the US Seventh Fleet called for an increased presence of US and allied aircraft carriers in the Pacific to convince China and Russia that “today is not the day” to start conflict.

Vice Admiral Karl Thomas spoke on Tuesday as the US, Japan, Australia, Canada and Germany completed a 10-day Japanese-led naval exercise in Pacific waters. Media were invited on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to watch F-35 fighter jets take off and land.