Oct 26

It’s On: Obama Sends Destroyer To Chinese Islands, China Vows Military Response:

For weeks, the US was rumored to plan a “freedom of navigation” exercise in the contested Spratly islands which, as we’ve pointed out several times this month, amounts to sailing by China’s man-made outposts just to see if the PLA will shoot. Moments ago, the wires lit up with news that President Obama has green-lighted the exercise. The USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, is now set to sail within 24 hours.

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One Response to “It’s On: Obama Sends Destroyer To Chinese Islands, China Vows Military Response”

  1. squodgy Says:

    It makes no sense.

    If a lone unarmed Russian fighter can disarm the weapons system of the USS Donald Cook at sea, you can bet they have far more interesting technology to hand, and the Chinese & Russia are in cahoots.

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