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Posted by Raj 2012-04-14 00:37||
#2 According to Wikipedia, the Asayuki has two Phalanx CIWS. At 50 meters, they would make mincemeat out of any plane flying by.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-04-14 00:43||
#3 In the South China Sea, the PHIL + CHINA had repor withdrew their protests ala disputed Scarborough Shoal, but only one CG Warship/Gunboat apiece, + pullout by 3 of 8 Chin Fishing Boats.
AFAIK that leaves two armed Chinese Maritime Surveillance Gunboats [converted PLAN Destroyers?]versus one PHIL Coast Guard Search-N-Rescue vessel???
* See also DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > VIETNAM DISMISSES CHINA'S OBJECTIONS TO RUSSIAN OIL EXPLORATION IN SOUTH CHINA SEA.
* WORLD NEWS > PHILIPPINES WARNS OF DEFENDING ITSELF IFF ATTACKED BY CHINESE VESSELS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA STANDOFF.
* SAME > US GENERAL ISSUES PACIFIC WAR WARNING AT SEMINAR. USPACAF LTG Paul Selva.
US will react strongly to any attempt by foreign powers to push its MilFors out of PACOAS.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-14 01:37||
#4 TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > PHILIPINE, CHINA STANDOFF
[Scarborough Shoal] CONTINUES DESPITE WARSHIPS PULLOUT.
Purvue of the Diplomats.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > THE FINAL WARNING FOR INDIA |PEKING REFUSES TO ACCEPT INDIA'S STAND ON BORDER ISSUE, claiming that Indjuh's position is tantamount to formal rejection by New Delhi = Central as per any attempt for a bilateral
BLOGGER > "Rejection of Peaceful Settlement" = same as "Asking for War".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-14 23:06||
#5 DAILY TIMES.PK > PHILIPPINES CLAIM CHINA BOOSTS PRESENCE IN SHOAL, accusing Beijing once again of unfairly harassing a PHIL Civilian "Survey Ship".
Taint over yet in the Scarborough.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-14 23:26||