U.S. Navy technicians prepare for aircrafts to land on the deck of the nuclear-powered USS George Washington (CVN73) off southern coast of Vietnam in South China Sea Saturday, Oct. 20,

 

              U.S. Navy technicians prepare for aircrafts to land on the deck of the nuclear-powered USS George Washington (CVN73) off southern coast of Vietnam in South China Sea Saturday, Oct. 20,
U.S. Navy technicians prepare for aircrafts to land on the deck of the nuclear-powered USS George Washington (CVN73) off southern coast of Vietnam in South China Sea Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. A U.S. aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China Sea on Saturday in a show of American power in waters that are fast becoming a focal point of Washington's strategic rivalry with Beijing. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)