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After backing Pelosi, U.S. carrier Ronald Reagan returns to Japan

7th Fleet commander says China's aggressions need to be contested

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on Aug. 19.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Nearly three weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, prompting military buildups in the area by China and the U.S., the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has returned to Yokosuka, Japan.

The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed carrier sailed into the U.S. base at 9:39 a.m. with a crew of 2,817 on board.

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