By Scott Cheney-Peters*
Courtesy of Center for International Maritime Security. This article originally appeared in their publication Strategic Insights: http://www.strategicinsights.eu/ at http://cimsec.org/navigating-black-ditch-risks-taiwan-strait/14052
THE author’s sole experience transiting the Taiwan Strait was not a pleasant one. Like many on his US Navy destroyer, he had earlier in the week gone to sleep expecting to awake anchored in Hong Kong harbour for a few days of liberty to celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving.