Saturday, December 14, 2013

Why Will The Chinese Navy Of The Future Have Glass Bottoms?

To see the current Chinese Navy if they keep this up: Foxnews: Chinese naval vessel tries to force U.S. warship to stop in international waters

A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident.

“On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that required maneuvering to avoid a collision,” a Navy official said.

Good to see our current appeasement policy regarding Chinese expansionism and saber-rattling is getting great results and enhancing deterrence of international incidents.


Old NFO said...

This is NOT going to end well for the folks on the pointy end... This administration WILL NOT support them

Aaron said...

Old NFO: Yep, talk about being put between Scylla and Charybdis. They'll be blamed for hazarding their ship following orders to ensure freedom of navigation while at the same time having their hands tied form defending themselves.

I don't envy the position they're going to be in if this goes on.