China – U.S. Navy Confrontation… Let’s Be Realistic

Given China's abrupt, and frankly non-substantiated expansion of their air defense identification zone (ADIZ) recently, it's easy to immediately assume that China was operating aggressively in their latest encounter with the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea. Such an assumption would be as incorrect as believing China has the right to interrogate any aircraft that enters the … [Read more...]

Chinese Military Ship Confronts U.S. Cruiser as Tensions Rise

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser had a confrontation with a Chinese militaryship on Dec. 5 in the South China Sea, underscoring rising tensions in the region in the wake of China’s newly declared air-defense zone. The USS Cowpens, operating in international waters, and a Chinese naval vessel “had an encounter that required maneuvering to … [Read more...]

U.S. and Chinese Warships Narrowly Avoid Collision In South China Sea

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last week to avoid a collision with a Chinese navy ship maneuvering nearby, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Friday. The incident on Dec. 5 involving the USS Cowpens came at a time of heightened tensions between … [Read more...]