Wisconsin-made combat ship in Chinese sights

Waves wash over the forward deck and 57mm gun, temporarily blinding the video camera mounted on the bridge of the USS Fort Worth as it makes its way across a stormy East China Sea.

The scene is part of an online video showing the Wisconsin-built ship en route to military exercises near Korea last winter, illustrating the critical role the sleek vessel is playing in shallow coastal regions where Chinese ambitions are inflaming tensions with neighbors and locking the U.S. Navy in a game of cat-and-mouse around disputed waters.

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