Thursday’s intercept was the second time the warship had shot down drones in eight days.
The patrols come days after Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called the situation in the South China Sea increasingly “dire.”
North Korea claimed Wednesday to have successfully placed a spy satellite into orbit with its third launch attempt this year.
U.S. fighter jets struck a Kataib Hezbollah operations center and a command-and-control node south of Baghdad on Tuesday, two defense officials said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Kyiv to make a high-profile push to keep money and weapons flowing to Ukraine.
The carrier and its armada left the East Coast in May.
Pentagon officials said the Navy destroyer Mason and a commercial vessel “were not the intended targets.”
President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping left their first meeting in a year showcasing modest agreements to re-establish military communications.
The U.S. has struck multiple targets in Syria in retaliation.
The shooting system could replace the 1980s-era MILES system.