And at the time it was reported that China hardly sent out their submarines. Another one of those backwardness aspects of the Chinese navy. Wouldn't there be surface ships involved in this wargame? Did the Kitty Hawk detect these surface ships at least? And if it did wouldn't that alone at least have one person turn on and monitor their sensors?
So there's now a conspiracy to hide the truth... in coordination with the PLAN because how would the US Navy know that sub would surface unless there was collusion from both sides. And how would the PLAN benefit from this collusion? If the US Navy had a goal, that certainly wouldn't have benefitted China. So why would they trust and help the US Navy?