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The Western Pacific's traditional power showcases its naval might as China plans to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea
With 92% of the crew tested, 585 have been infected with the virus, according to the Navy
The test results are reported days after US navy chief Thomas Modly resigned over his mishandling of the outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt
Modly steps down 5 days after removing the Roosevelt's captain, Brett Crozier, for writing a letter that was leaked to the media
'I have no doubt in my mind that Captain Crozier did what he thought was in the best interests of the safety and well-being of his crew... Unfortunately, it did the opposite,' says the the acting US Navy secretary
Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says: 'We cannot and will not remove all the sailors from the ship. This ship has weapons on it, it has munitions on it, it has expensive aircraft, and has a nuclear power plant.'
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt writes a newspaper: 'We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die... The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating' because of the ship's 'inherent limitations of space.'
US Pacific Fleet Commander John Aquilino is leading a port call of the aircraft carrier strike group Theodore Roosevelt in Vietnam, which uncharacteristically skipped the Philippines in its Indo-Pacific voyage
US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, Australian long range guided missile frigate HMAS Anzac, and Japanese destroyer JS Akizuki arrive in the Philippines for port visits as China holds a large naval parade in the South China Sea
The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt will conduct 'coordinated operations in international waters,' the navy said
UPDATED Pentagon is worried about the prospect of further militarization as well as the potential for these activities to increase the risk of miscalculation or conflict among claimant states