Even the Chinese know they better get as much trouble done before America gets a president on January 20th. The theft occurred in international waters in the South China sea. This would never have been done under any other US presidency. They know they can do whatever they want. For now. And keep in mind, we’re now a nation that allows a hostile regime (Iran) to kidnap our sailors without a shot being fired. Of course the Chinese know they can do as they please.
The Chinese Navy stole a U.S. Navy underwater drone in international waters in the South China Sea as U.S. researchers watched, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.
The warship took the unmanned underwater vehicle on Thursday about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay, the Philippines, just as the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve it, Capt. Jeff Davis said.
The Bowditch had stopped to recover the “ocean glider” unmanned underwater vehicle when a Chinese ASR-510 Dalang III-class ship came within 500 yards of Bowditch, put a small boat in the water and picked up the drone. The Americans demanded it back over bridge-to-bridge radio, but the Chinese ignored the request, Davis said.