January 30, 2014

China Playing Chicken with U.S. Military

Benjamin Carlson, Global Post

The Associated Press

As anyone who has seen “Rebel Without a Cause” knows, playing chicken is dangerous for California teenagers in hot-rods. But playing chicken with warships, cruisers, and fighter jets — well, that’s just another level of crazy.

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TAGGED: South China Sea, U.S. Military, United States, Chinese Military, China

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