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Have Chinese 'Coercive Tactics' Sidelined US Warships?

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The guided missile destroyer USS Benfold arrives in port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, in August of 2016, during a visit. (Borg Wong/AP)

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:51 PM Current | Bio | Archive

As President Trump told the U.N. yesterday that nations are entitled to put their own interests first, congressional testimony should shed light on one country, Communist China — that it is increasingly doing just that — at our expense.

The Navy’s top leaders will discuss four incidents this year, three of them crashes, that have sidelined U.S. Pacific-based warships as China escalates tensions in that ocean’s western waters. The hearing will surely expose serious problems with training, readiness and excessive demands on a fleet that is too small to perform its myriad, vital missions.

A recent Pentagon report, however, found that China is employing "coercive tactics, such as the use of . . . its maritime militia, to enforce maritime claims and advance its interests in ways . . . calculated to fall below the threshold of provoking conflict." The question occurs — Have those tactics had anything to do with these fatal collisions?

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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