U.S. accuses Chinese fighter jet of 'unnecessarily aggressive maneuver' in South China Sea

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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A Chinese J-16 fighter jet cut in front of the nose of the U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft, "forcing the U.S. aircraft to fly through its wake turbulence," on May 26, said the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in a statement. The United States has accused a Chinese fighter jet of engaging in an "unnecessarily aggressive maneuver" while intercepting a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the South China Sea. It is the latest in a series of flashpoints in the highly contested territory that China claims as its own....

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