The news today about how the USS John McCain was rammed by an oil tanker East of Singapore, must have been a serious blow to the US Navy, following as it does the collision of the USS Fitzgerald with a cargo ship in June.
The USS John McCain is one of the most heavily armed destroyers in the world, with an extensive and sophisticated radar system able to deploy a wide array of anti-sub, anti-surface and anti-air missiles.
As such, it was recently chosen to symbolize US dominance of the seas, by cruising close to the Spratley Islands in the South China Sea. This was the third 'freedom of navigation' operation since Trump took office.
Of course, China has repeatedly warned the US against such actions, b..... ... read more