Collision at Sea

A few days ago, “CNN reported”: that a Chinese submarine had collided with the towed sonar array of a USN destroyer.

The “AP now reports”: confirmation of the incident by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. The American side has “yet to acknowledge it”:, according to _Stars & Stripes_.

Perhaps now would be a good time to start U.S.-Chinese talks on an incidents-at-sea agreement. Before the PLA Navy* sends nuclear weapons out to sea, that is.


“X-posted to ACW”: See the “comments at ACW”:

*PLA Navy (or PLAN) = “People’s Liberation Army Navy”:

The “WSJ”: and “AP”: report that U.S. and Chinese defense officials have agreed to discussions on avoiding military incidents at sea. The talks will start in July.

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