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With US Sideswiped By Coronavirus, Beijing Steps Up Operations In South China Sea
ibtimes.com ^ | 04/08/20 AT 7:30 AM | By James Patterson

Posted on 04/12/2020 9:28:45 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19

he power of the coronavirus pandemic as a potential global “game changer” may be on full display in the South China Sea. China is stepping up its operations in the international waterway while the U.S. Defense department grapples with over 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its ranks.

The pandemic began in Wuhan, China and peaked in the Communist country in February. China’s numbers may reek of skepticism but by all accounts, they have seen the worst of the disease. Barring any 2nd wave of COVID-19, the country is slowly returning to normal with their military unscathed and at full strength.

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with their military unscathed and at full strength.


1 posted on 04/12/2020 9:28:45 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
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See - that brave carrier captain was so heroic to let the Chinese know that they could patrol the waters with impunity.


2 posted on 04/12/2020 9:32:04 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: RomanSoldier19

The author is a silly little girl that just wet her panties.

Our services are completely capable of doing whatever needs doing.


3 posted on 04/12/2020 9:34:24 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Skywise

Time to bring in 3 more Carrier Groups.


4 posted on 04/12/2020 9:40:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Mariner

Well, in fairness, we are down one strike group.


5 posted on 04/12/2020 9:41:03 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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“we are down one strike group”

Nonsense.

Even the Roosevelt could get underway in 24hrs notice.


6 posted on 04/12/2020 9:43:58 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Time for another “untimely” fire in a Chink shipyard???


7 posted on 04/12/2020 9:46:18 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (didn't)
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To: RomanSoldier19

The Chinese at full strength is not even close to us.
The author needs to change her tampon.


8 posted on 04/12/2020 9:47:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RomanSoldier19

MAGA. America respected far and wide


9 posted on 04/12/2020 9:49:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When FReepers start to lose relatives (or themselves) to C-19, FOXNews ratingsĀ’ll be in big trouble)
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"Our services are completely capable of doing whatever needs doing."

I always tell those who doubt our prowess to remember our Tridents and superior attack sub support. I sleep well at night knowing they are on guard, and the World knows it, including the wannabe nations.

10 posted on 04/12/2020 9:51:48 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

The South China Sea is not a vital interest. Our impending bankruptcy & collapse here are.


11 posted on 04/12/2020 9:55:10 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: A Navy Vet

It’s not their fault.

They have not been edified at sea.

They only know what the media feeds them.


12 posted on 04/12/2020 9:56:04 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: RomanSoldier19

You can bet that the 2 or 3 operational missive suns the chicoms have probably have 4 to 6 us attack subs on their ass right now looking for an accident to happen


13 posted on 04/12/2020 9:57:50 PM PDT by Manuel OKelley
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Hit wrong button to quick

I meant to say that the 2 or 3 operational missile subs the chicoms have probably each have 4 to 6 us attack subs on their ass waiting for an “accident” to happen

At least I hope so

Scuttling the country navy would change this game a lot right now


14 posted on 04/12/2020 10:01:37 PM PDT by Manuel OKelley
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To: Mariner
"Even the Roosevelt could get underway in 24hrs notice."

Kinda doubt it with today's Navy and the loss of the crew. However, we have 2 carrier groups in the Indian ocean (common knowledge).
More importantly, we have our TRIDENTS and support attack subs. The Submariners keep this rock from exploding.

15 posted on 04/12/2020 10:03:58 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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"It’s not their fault. They have not been edified at sea. They only know what the media feeds them."

Sorry, I don't get your point.

16 posted on 04/12/2020 10:05:58 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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the crew is not lost.

they are ashore.


17 posted on 04/12/2020 10:15:12 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: RomanSoldier19

LIL!
Article presents no evidence of it’s thesis.
None.

AFAIK China’s navy is mostly at port.


18 posted on 04/12/2020 10:29:57 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Mariner

lots of underwear in trouble than

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19 posted on 04/12/2020 10:33:38 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19 (Game over, man! Game over! ; : rem ad triarios redisse is)
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To: Mariner
Sorry, wrong word. I meant unavailable. Not up to date on how many, but a big deck carrier used to have 5,000 sailors and Marines. Be interesting to know how many of the crew are still still readily available. Doubt it's public knowledge, so please don't post it if you know.

Most of the crew are essential for battle-ready underway operations. Some are not - depends on their department and rating.

Getting underway with a "skeleton crew" was Navy SOP in my day. That was the purpose of "duty days". Still, that doesn't mean the ship is battle ready with such a small percentage of the crew. It's purpose was to get the ship out of an enclosed harbor (kill zone) into open sea to fight another day. A lesson learned with our carriers at sea during Pearl.

Am I wrong regarding today's Navy?

20 posted on 04/12/2020 10:57:36 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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