Wednesday, November 27, 2013

US B-52 bombers snub China air defense zone, fly over disputed islands

“We have conducted operations in the area of the Senkakus [Japan’s name for the disputed islands]. We have continued to follow our normal procedures, which include not filing flight plans, not radioing ahead and not registering our frequencies,” Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, is cited as saying by Reuters.

China has threatened to implement “emergency defensive measures” against planes that fail to comply with the rules.

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