U.S. China Showdown: China Tries to force U.S. warship to stop in international waters
In China’s latest attempt to exert their military power over the United States, news broke this morning that a Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters earlier this month.
The USS Cowpens, a guided missile cruiser that was helping with disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, was challenged by Chinese warships in international waters in the South China Sea.
The USS Cowpens was forced to take evasive maneuvers after the Chinese warships boxed in the cruiser and ordered it to stop. According to officials, a Chinese naval vessel sailed right in front of the Cowpens and stopped, forcing the Cowpens to abruptly change course to avoid a collision.
This is just the latest in a long string of Chinese military provocations that have received very little mainstream media attention. In fact, last month the Chinese military released, through their State run media, detailed plans on how they can attack the entire United States with strategic nuclear weapons.
The State controlled Chinese news agencies broadcast over 30 graphics that detailed the People’s Liberation Army navy’s ability to strategically nuke Seattle, Los Angeles and the entire Northeastern Coast of the United States.
In spite of a large number of recent provocations from the Chinese military, the Obama administration is still allowing the Chinese Navy to take part in joint U.S. naval war game exercises early next year.
As part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Chinese military will be allowed to get a bird’s eye view of U.S. military tactics when they take part in the naval exercise of the coast of Hawaii in 2014.
As we pointed out earlier this month, the Chinese have all but declared financial war on the United States, so why our government is allowing them to train with our military – especially after this latest bit of news - is puzzling to say the least.