Tuesday, November 14, 2006

China Sub Stalked US Carrier

Not to be a downer, but is China really the U.S.'s friend? Color me doubtful.

AP) A Chinese submarine came close to the USS Kitty Hawk carrier group in the Pacific Ocean last month, a top U.S. naval commander confirmed Tuesday, adding the encounter could have triggered an "unforeseen" incident.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, however, said she had not heard of such an incident.

The aircraft carrier and its supporting ships were conducting exercises in an unidentified location when the encounter occurred, Adm. William Fallon, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The same thing happened with Russian subs all the time during the Cold War. They called it "Chicken of the Sea".

It's basically in-the-field practice, penetrating the foreign force's defensive perimiter as if setting up an attack. The sub then often surfaces and identifies itself.