ComNavOps has highly placed sources within the Chinese military. One such source has reported the existence of a Chinese plot to undermine the US Navy and has managed to relay a recording of a top level planning group discussing sabotage of the
fleet. Here is the transcript of that meeting. US
Esteemed Admiral: Comrades, our decades long plan to infiltrate the American Navy leadership has finally succeeded. We have placed an agent in a very high position of authority and are ready to begin the sabotage of the cursed US Navy dogs. It is the job of this group to come up with ways to slowly break their navy from within. We must come up ideas that will damage their navy but without being so obvious that it would give away the presence of our agent. So, who has an idea?
Minions: We could have them idle their Aegis cruiser fleet under the guise of modernizing them?
Adm.: That’s excellent. It’s very risky for our agent. Any
commander would instantly see it as utter foolishness but it’s worth the risk. Let’s do it. US
Admiral’s Aide: I shame myself to mention this, sir, but the US Navy has already announced plans to do exactly that.
Adm.: You’re kidding?! They’re retiring the most powerful warships in the world? Well, that will save us some effort. All right, what else can we do?
Minions: We could have them change their doctrine to move their amphibious assault forces 50 miles off shore?
Adm.: I like it! Then they would have no way to get their troops ashore in fighting shape and their round trip times would be too long to sustain an assault. Again, the risk to our agent is great because of the obvious stupidity of the idea but let’s do it!
Aide: Many pardons and abject apologies, sir, but the US Navy and Marines have already done that.
Adm.: Really? How do think they can conduct an assault from that far away? Oh well. I need more ideas.
Minions: The Americans are going to build a new ballistic missile submarine. What if we have our agent reduce its effectiveness by cutting the number of missile tubes in each sub by one third, delete the ship’s torpedoes so it can’t defend itself, and we could have them build a couple less new subs instead of replacing them one-for-one!
Adm.: Yes, although our agent would be at great risk suggesting something so obviously unwise. Nevertheless, I approve it.
Aide: Would that I could kill myself rather than speak, sir, but it is my duty to tell you that the Americans have already included all that in their SSBN design.
Adm.: This is very difficult to believe. I suppose we must come up with even more damaging and outlandish ideas.
Minions: The Americans are building a new AMDR radar system. We could have them build it too small to meet the requirements and have them place it on a ship that has insufficient power and utilities to run it and has no room for future growth?
Adm.: That may be too far. They would recognize the idea as the height of foolishness and see our agent for what he is.
Aide: May I and all my descendents be cursed forever, sir, but the Americans are already planning to do exactly that.
Adm.: That is not possible! Not even the Americans would intentionally build their main radar of the future too small to meet its requirements. Enough of this! If the Americans are this foolish, we must come up with the most outlandish idea we can. Give me an idea that is utterly idiotic.
Minions: We could have them replace a third of their powerful combat fleet with the weakest ship they have?
Adm.: Now that’s the kind of extreme idea I’m looking for. There is no possibility that our agent could implement such an idiotic idea but the very thought might cause disruption. Let it be done!
Aide: When we are through here I will rocket myself into space, never to return to the shame of having to say this but I must report that the Americans have already started doing this using their LCS patrol boat.
Adm.: Well, it appears we’re wasting our time. Tell our agent that he may as well come home. The US Navy is doing a better job of sabotaging themselves then we could!