December 20, 2013

How U.S. Lost South China Sea Standoff

James Holmes, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

So who won the December 5 encounter between the Aegis cruiser USS Cowpens and the ships escorting aircraft carrier Liaoning? Sad to say, methinks this round goes to China’s navy. So, evidently, does Beijing, which has struck an upbeat note since the press disclosed the near-collision last week. Magnanimity bespeaks comfort with the outcome.

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TAGGED: South China Sea, China


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