The grainy surveillance photos look like something from the Cold War. But they were captured early this week, when a US Navy destroyer had to change course to avoid colliding with a Chinese warship somewhere in the South China Sea.
The images show two ships, apparently cruising next to each other at a dangerous distance of only 45 yards apart. Check out those photos.
It’s just the sort of incident that military strategists might use in a war planning scenario to explain how one thing can lead to another, and two world powers could quickly find themselves in a serious — even potentially nuclear — confrontation.
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