Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The lone Chinese vessel slipped past at least a dozen other American warships which were supposed to protect the carrier from hostile aircraft or submarines.Go ahead, search for this story. I get 11 hits, many of which aren't about this incident. Yeah, this sounds way less important than a has-been pop star running a red light, which gets hundreds of hits.
The incident, which took place in the ocean between southern Japan and Taiwan, is a major embarrassment for the Pentagon.
Analysts believe Beijing was sending a message to America and the West demonstrating its rapidly-growing military capability to threaten foreign powers which try to interfere in its "backyard".