posted on Dec, 3 2005 @ 02:23 PM
The Unites States Navy is in international waters, as such, we can conduct our exercises wherever we want in those waters, we do not need permission
from PRC. The US once again asks that China recognize and follow the no intrusion and no fly zones around our carriers.
The Chinese vessel in question ignored repeated warnings from the US CBG and it did not follow them, we were forces to take defensive action. The KH
CBG was even moved as the Chinese requested, currently the KH is not near Chinese costal waters but in international waters, therefore, there is no
reason for China to complain.
[edit on 3-12-2005 by WestPoint23]