Pentagon Dumps Declassified Footage Of Chinese Planes Making Risky Moves Near US Aircraft

Posted on AllSides October 17th, 2023
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The Department of Defense (DOD), in a rare move, released several videos showing “risky” moves Chinese planes conducted near U.S. aircraft in the East and South China Sea regions that could have resulted in accidents and miscalculation, military and defense officials said.

The Pentagon has documented a sharp increase in so-called “risky” behavior involving Chinese and U.S. military aircraft flying in accordance with international law since the fall of 2021, more than the combined number of total incidents in the decade before that, Ely Ratner, the assistant secretary of defense...

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