Skip to comments.Pentagon: Chinese vessels harassed Navy ship
Posted on 03/09/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT by boughtwithaprice
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday that Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. Navy vessel in what appeared to be an effort to harass the American crew.
The Obama administration is protesting to the Chinese government. The protest will be delivered to Beijing's military attache on Monday.
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... maybe the shower facilities on that particular Chinese warship were on the blink? Remember the scene from “The Sand Pebbles”? Back then they were bleeding the water from the ships boilers. That probably hurt.
Just SOP for the Chinese.
The lifeblood fo the nation has bled away, and we are now a paper tiger awaiting the lighting of the match.
All problems start at the top.
Probably just checking on their assets.
How? Appeasement will be taken to a whole new level.
GOLDEN, Colorado A just-released Pentagon report spotlights a growing U.S. military concern that China is developing a multi- dimensional program to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by its potential adversaries during times of crisis or conflict.
Furthermore, last year's successful test by China of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon to destroy its own defunct weather satellite, the report adds, underscores that country's expansion from the land, air, and sea dimensions of the traditional battlefield into the space and cyber-space domains.
Although China's commercial space program has utility for non- military research, that capability demonstrates space launch and control know-how that have direct military application. Even the Chang'e 1 the Chinese lunar probe now circling the Moon is flagged in the report as showcasing China's ability "to conduct complicated space maneuvers a capability which has broad implications for military counterspace operations."
To read the entire publication [29.67MB/pdf], see U.S. Dept of Defense:
Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs
February 29, 2008 :: News
A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense.
The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:
Thanks so much for the Caucus4Priorities, for the great work you've been doing. As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus4Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.
First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.[i.e. not win it]
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
I will not weaponize space.
I will slow our development of future combat systems.
And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.
Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.
You know where I stand. I've fought for open, ethical and accountable government my entire public life. I don't switch positions or make promises that can't be kept. I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists for powerful defense contractors. As president, my sole priority for defense spending will be protecting the American people. Thanks so much.
Article: Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs:
"MissileThreat.com is a project of The Claremont Institute devoted to understanding and promoting the requirements for the strategic defense of the United States."
If you keep mixing your metaphors like that, you're sure to wake up with a hangover!
Weather ship ?
He will react with weakness. Russia, China, Iran, Syria, AQ, taliban, Pakistan, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, the list goes on and O is in WAY over his head.
Don't ask...don't tell.
It’s a “spy ship”. So what! I assume it was in international waters. What I don’t understand is how they put this ships out there without any air or sea escorts. Remember the Pueblo? Remember the Liberty? Would those incidents have happened if there was an Aegis cruiser or a destroyer lurking a few miles away?
The Chinese better watch themselves..the Obozo administration might write a terse letter!
Hmmmmm. Must be one of those Soviet steam-powered bombers.
What’s that a catamaran?
The mission of Impeccable is to directly support the Navy by using both passive and active low frequency sonar arrays to detect and track undersea threats.
What ever it is, it looks new...
USNS Impeccable is one of the five Ocean Surveillance Ships that are part of the 25 ships in Military Sealift Command's Special Mission Ships Program.
Length: 281.5 feet
Beam: 95.8 feet
Draft: 26 feet
Displacement: 5,368 long tons
Speed: 12.0 knots
Civilian: 25 contract mariners
If Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao wants his set of 25 classic American Films on DVD he will stop this nonsense immediately.
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