Originally Posted by wincrasher
it's a game all right. The Chinese testing us, and the US testing the Chinese. News outlets have all kinds of analysis - namely the Chinese thinking we are a power in decline.
It could get messy. I'm certain the US Navy can take care of business if necessary.
Question is, should cruisers give this whole region a wide berth until things are sorted.
Well its not really a game of testing , more posturing , the US craft sailed into the Chinese self declared control zone. The chineese fleet then changed course to cross the bow of the US ship , forcing it to execute a complete stop. Cue subsequent protest from US to China
, seemingly both bridges maintained professional communication throughout.
Just geo- political fun and games , no way the US is going to really upset the Chinese , they need them to much !
Ultimately the US will sit on Japan
and tell them to back off