American Military Aircraft Targeted By Lasers in Pacific Ocean, U.S. Officials Say

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Officials said all the incidents occurred in and around the East China Sea, typically where the Chinese military or other Chinese civilians operate. An Air Force bomber, above, in August on a flight over Japan, the East China Sea and Korean Peninsula. Photo: Gerald Willis/U.S. Air Force/EPA/Shutterstock

 

U.S. officials wouldn’t definitively confirm Chinese personnel were behind laser incidents

WASHINGTON—Lasers have targeted pilots of American military aircraft operating over the western Pacific Ocean more than 20 times in recent months, U.S. officials say, following a series of similar incidents in which Pentagon officials said Chinese personnel used lasers against U.S. pilots in East Africa.

Officials said all of the incidents occurred in and around the East China Sea, typically where the Chinese military or other Chinese civilians operate. The laser signals directed at American aircraft appeared to be coming from fishing boats operating in the area and from shore, multiple officials said. Continue reading

China warns citizens in North Korea to return home

China warns citizens in North Korea to return home

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a joint news conference with Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil (not in picture) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

 

(VERO BEACH, FL) The warning messages began on April 20th according to a Pyongyang resident who spoke to Radio Free Asia, and it advised Korean-Chinese residents to return home amid concern that Kim Jong-un’s recent threats may entice a U.S. preemptive strike on North Korea.

“The embassy has never given such a warning,” said the unnamed man. “I was worried and left the country in a hurry.” Continue reading