- Safi Bello
Chinese warship sails within yards of US destroyer in 'unsafe' encounter
The Guardian ------- A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer – forcing it to change course – in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, according to a US official. The USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer was conducting what the military calls a “freedom of navigation operation” on Sunday, when it passed within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the remote Spratly Islands. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.