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and America have been drawn into a rare confrontation on the high seas, it emerged today, when the Pentagon accused Chinese ships of maneuvering dangerously close to a US navy vessel.
The US intends to protest to the Chinese military attache in Washington after Sunday's incident, which followed several days of what US defense officials called "increasingly aggressive" acts by Chinese ships.
At one point, the Pentagon said, the US vessel Impeccable sprayed one ship with water from fire hoses to force it away. The Chinese came within eight meters of the American ship, the Pentagon said,
Originally posted by jtma508
reply to post by Zosynspiracy
Yea. That's what we need. Another armed conflict. We have an economy that is teetering on the brink and 3 (very expensive) wars going on at the moment. I'm sure we can afford another one. And with a country that holds the purse strings to most of the US debt at that. Now that would be a brilliant move.