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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

…. Plane Over The East China Sea.

"Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday, causing the American aircraft to change direction.

One of the officials said the Chinese jet was armed and that the interception happened 80 nautical miles (148 km) from the Chinese city of Qingdao.

The Pentagon said that the encounter between the aircraft was unsafe, but added that the vast majority of interactions were safe…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

China really thinks all that territory is theirs, huh?

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:39 a.m. PST



Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Jul 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

Quelle surprise!

coopman Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

It seems like there could be an itchy trigger finger incident any day now that may very well send us over the edge and into WW3.

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