Are China and the US Destroying Each Other’s Amphibious Warships?

Sadly, answers are not forthcoming. Given how important the amphibious warship capability is for both the United States and China–and how few both sides have at the moment–it does seem reasonable that both sides would be targeting these systems before the actual shooting war erupted (and it will. Soon). And, if these events are related to some ongoing shadow war between the United States and China, how much longer until it escalates…and what happens when Chinese or American sailors or Marines are killed?