Chinese jets conduct ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane: Pentagon

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The South China Sea has become a growing source of tension between China and the US

 

Two Chinese fighters have conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a US spy plane in international air space over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

“The Department of Defense is reviewing a May 17 intercept of a US maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft by two tactical aircraft from the People’s Republic of China,” Pentagon spokesman Major Jamie Davis said in a statement. Continue reading