The recent US Navy mess-ups in the Pacific are obviously anything but a joking matter to America’s military establishment; they are extremely painful. Illustration: Craig Stephens

A US Navy caught napping is no joke, and no reason for China to cheer

Tom Plate says the embarrassing recent blunders by America’s prized Seventh Fleet may seem good for a laugh, but they add risks to an already tense region. Besides, it’s not a good idea to underestimate the strength of US military pride

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The recent US Navy mess-ups in the Pacific are obviously anything but a joking matter to America’s military establishment; they are extremely painful. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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