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Here are 10 things Americans don’t fathom about the Chinese navy

Armed Forces Journal has a good piece on “10 American myths about the Chinese navy.” One of the authors just got back from a gig as assistant naval attache in Beijing. This is a sentence that gets my attention: “The PLAN understands the U.S. Navy far better than the U.S. Navy understands the PLAN.”

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Armed Forces Journal has a good piece on “10 American myths about the Chinese navy.” One of the authors just got back from a gig as assistant naval attache in Beijing. This is a sentence that gets my attention: “The PLAN understands the U.S. Navy far better than the U.S. Navy understands the PLAN.”

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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