Wednesday, November 27, 2013

U.S. bombers fly over disputed island chain without informing China

A group of disputed islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, is seen in the East China Sea. Japan and the United States sharply criticized China's move to impose new rules on airspace over islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Tokyo.

Kyodo via Reuters file

By Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News

Two American B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea on Monday evening, a U.S. defense official confirmed, just days after the Chinese government included the area in an air defense identification zone.

The official said the flight was a training mission and the bombers were not armed. The flight was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

The Chinese announced over the weekend they were expanding their air defense identification zone to include the islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese. Japan also claims ownership.
The extension of the air defense identification zone includes an expectation by the Chinese government that all aircraft declare a flight plan and frequency and provide other information before entering.


Anonymous said...

WOOV, the US 52 bomber fighter flew over disputed island in Eastern China, USA must fly and drop over where HUN SEN live especially TANG KRASANG, Southern Phnom Penh.

Anonymous said...

it's not the piece of rocks in the middle of nowhere they dispute with, it's what lies underneath those rocks!

Anonymous said...


The above picture is shown will look similar as shown big one is 1st Hun Xen dynasty Island, 2nd Chea Xim dynasty and 3rd Heng Xamrin dynasty. Cambodia will eliminate from this planet soon because these "Three Stooges" are destroyer to our mother land.

Anonymous said...

Nuke that island so they won't fight each other anymore! Rock float on the sea three countries fight reclaim fir it.Tral Island 100 times that size of that three little floating rocks,Hun sen gave his boss a exchanged gore power!
*** kill Hun sen save your country,kill Pheap Try save your forests.***

Anonymous said...

don't even talk about islands dispute because khmer's koh tral is not even settled, yet!

Apsaravideo said...

Sorry, China. I'm with the US and Japan on this one. And the same is true that the entire South China Sea don't belong to you.

Anonymous said...

Who say the China is strong than US? Maybe only Hun Sen crony only! If China is really strong, that is so easy to shut down those two B52, but China know that China has a weak on the air defence against the USA and Japan.

Anonymous said...

U.S bombers will go anywhere they want to go!