Naked Aggression



Maritime experts were given a rare glimpse of the capabilities of the Chinese Navy when crewmen were involved in a stand-off with a US surveillance ship in the South China Sea.

The exposure came as the American vessel USNS Impeccable was attempting to defend itself against "coordinated harassment and aggression" from five Chinese ships. Being unarmed, the Impeccable turned its fire water hoses against two of the Chinese vessels that had come within 50 feet in a threatening posture.

Then, The Pentagon records in the restrained language of diplomacy, "the Chinese crew members disrobed to their underwear and continued closing to within 25 feet."

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