European navies try to keep up in cat-and-mouse game of seabed warfare

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“Seabed warfare is a game where the aggressor currently has considerable advantages thanks to the sheer scale of infrastructure to protect, the fragility of pipelines and the various opportunities to attack in shallow water — with the Chinese cargo ship incident a possible example,” said Sidharth Kaushal, an expert in sea power and military science at the London-based Royal United Services Institute think tank.