The vessel has been lingering in international waters off the coast of Kauai near the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands.
The intense live-fire drills took place several days before a U.S. Navy destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation operation around China-controlled islands in the South China Sea.
A Chinese military spokesperson said the U.S.'s actions were "irresponsible," while the U.S. Navy said China's claim to the whole archipelago was "inconsistent with international law."
Tuesday's operation marked the U.S. Navy's fifth transit in the sensitive Taiwan Strait under the Biden administration.
A Chinese think tank report said the U.S. Navy flew over 80 percent of all surveillance missions in the contested South China Sea last month.
Satellite images showed an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer—believed to be USS Mustin—present near the Liaoning carrier group as it conducted exercises in the Pacific and South China Sea this month.
Satellite images captured an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer inside the Chinese carrier group's formation as the flotilla completed its South China Sea deployment and returned to its homeport.
A U.S. warship fired warning shots when an Iranian military vessel came too close to a patrol in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.
Videos captured from a Chinese fishing vessel showed a likely U.S. Navy warship tracking China's aircraft carrier Liaoning as it conducted operational drills in the South China Sea last week.
It comes amid a wave of discussion about a U.S. Navy photograph showing two destroyer commanders casually observing a Chinese carrier.
25 fighter jets and nuclear-capable heavy bombers flew into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Monday as the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group sailed in the vicinity.
Jose Manuel Romualdez said the U.S. would increase the number of ships in the South China Sea "to protect the seaway" from Chinese threats to other nations' sovereignty.
U.S. Navy 7th Fleet said India's requirement for prior consent for military exercises or maneuvers 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands was "inconsistent with international law," but New Delhi defended its position.
USS John S. McCain's second passage through the Taiwan Strait this year coincided with the Chinese military's dispatching of 15 warplanes around Taiwan on Wednesday.
The U.S military carried out "intensive military activities in the South China Sea" last year despite the global pandemic, according to a report by a Beijing-based think tank.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has called on other alleged victims of Ephriam Granderson to come forward.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Finn transited the narrow waters between China and Taiwan on Wednesday.
U.S. naval deployments are becoming more frequent and focused on China, said maritime specialist Hu Bo.
The U.S.S. Curtis Wilbur made the Navy's second Taiwan Strait transit under Biden on Wednesday, in a move showing Washington's "commitment to secure Taiwan against China's armed aggression," an analyst said.
USS Russell's deployment to the contested waters is the second freedom of navigation operation in the region since Joe Biden took office.
Paul Grisham misplaced the item, containing his driver's license and Navy ID, in 1968 after a 13-month placement on the remote continent.
"The Navy does not and will not tolerate supremacist or extremist conduct," Navy Vice Admiral John Nowell, Jr. told Newsweek. "Discrimination of any kind, for any reason, goes against the Navy's core values and will not be tolerated."
USS John S. McCain, which was last seen in the Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve, sailed through the channel for a "routine" transit on Thursday local time, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.
The sailor reportedly found the noose on his rack on the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain on January 26, prompting a Navy Criminal Investigative Service probe.
A Taiwan Air Force spokesperson told Newsweek it started publishing U.S. aircraft activity near the island in order to make developments in the Taiwan Strait "more transparent."
The Navy released a video of the Su-24 bomber buzzing the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea on Sunday.
Beijing may be using military pressure on Taiwan in order to bring the United States to the table for de-escalation talks, a defense analyst said Tuesday.
Special Warfare Operator Tony DeDolph, a member of the Navy's elite Seal Team Six, on Thursday reportedly pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges related to the 2017 death of Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar.
While the China accused the U.S. Navy of unauthorized entry into its territorial waters in the South China Sea, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said it was exercizing its right to freedom of navigation.