Inside the Ring
By Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
China's navy recently deployed an attack submarine in what defense officials say was a rare demonstration of out-of-area underwater operations.
U.S. intelligence agencies recently published a classified map of the submarine's movements throughout the western Pacific.
The submarine was detected throughout its voyage beginning in late October through mid-November from its home port of Ningpo south past Taiwan to Guam — where the U.S. Navy has three attack submarines and plans to deploy up to seven more.