Friday, December 16, 2016

U.S. Demands Return of Drone Seized by Chinese Warship - The New York Times

U.S. Demands Return of Drone Seized by Chinese Warship - The New York Times: The Pentagon said on Friday that it had issued a formal protest to Beijing demanding the return of an underwater drone seized by a Chinese warship in the South China Sea, an incident that risked increasing tensions in a region already fraught with great-power rivalries.

A Defense Department official said that the unmanned underwater vehicle was discovered missing on Thursday when the crew of the United States Navy vessel Bowditch tried to retrieve it.

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