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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 14:08 pm 
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- China Sends Message to US, South Korea With New Air Force Drills -

22:57 04.12.2017

The US and South Korean air forces kicked off major aerial drills on Monday on the Korean Peninsula, but it appears China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force has also been war gaming in the region – and possibly sending a message to South Korea and the US to back off.

The Chinese Air Force drills involved multiple aircraft flying "routes and areas it has never flown before," PLAAF spokesman Shen Jinke said Monday, according to the South China Morning Post. The spokesman did not specify the day or days during which the drills took place or the exact locations the planes traveled.

According to Xinhua, though, the drills took place in the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea and involved surface-to-air missile forces, fighter jets and early warning aircraft.

Beijing plans to continue to conduct exercises to protect China's strategic interests in the region, the spokesman said.

A military analyst in Beijing told the South China Morning Post, "the timing of the high-profile announcement by the PLA[AF] is also a warning to Washington and Seoul not to provoke Pyongyang any further."

Though perhaps warning with one hand, the Chinese have extended another: last week PLA Maj. Gen. Shao Yuanming and US Defense Department's Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke met in Washington to discuss opportunities for improving communications channels regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

The meetings were held just hours after North Korea's test of its Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, which reached an altitude 10 times higher than the International Space Station's orbit. The missile traveled 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) before splashing down into the Sea of Japan, but could have travelled 6,500 miles, were it flying on a standard trajectory.

The missile's apogee was "higher, frankly, than any previous shot they have taken," US Defense Secretary James Mattis said following the test. Pyongyang now has the capability to strike "everywhere in the world, basically" with their ICBMs, the Pentagon chief noted.

From : https://sputniknews.com/military/201712041059693432-china-sends-message-air-drills/


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- China Launches Their Own Air Exercises to Counter US/South Korea Drill - 23:36 06.12.2017

The Chinese air force launched an exercise of their own concurrent to the enormous air drills being run by the US and South Korea, causing experts to speculate what, exactly, Beijing is trying to communicate to the West.

On Monday, the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) flew exercises in "routes and areas it has never flown before" over both the Yellow Sea that divides China and the Korean Peninsula as well as the East China Sea between China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.

These waters comprise China's "air defense identification zone," where China has flown numerous military exercises since 2011 — often during moments of tension with Japan and South Korea, as the zone includes waters claimed by either nation.

The exercises were of significant size: they included fighter jets, reconnaissance planes, early warning aircraft and surface-to-air missile batteries along the coast. PLAAF spokesman Shen Jinke said that such exercises will be a regular occurrence in the future. Their purpose, Shen said, is to "'improve combat-readiness and safeguard the country's strategic interests."

But this time the drill coincided with a massive 230-aircraft joint exercise being held between South Korea and the US nearby on the Korean peninsula. That exercise, which involved F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters, 12,000 US soldiers, and even B-1B strategic bombers that could be equipped with a nuclear bomb, has been decried by North Korea as "begging for nuclear war."

Li Jie, a Beijing-based military expert, described the exercises as an implicit message from the Chinese leadership to the US. "The timing of this high-profile announcement by the [People's Liberation Army] is also a warning to Washington and Seoul not to provoke Pyongyang any further," Li told the South China Morning Post.

China has condemned North Korean nuclear tests and gradually distanced themselves from their once-close ally, even backing UN sanctions against the fellow socialist country in September following a test of their nuclear program.

But while Beijing is openly opposed to the North Korean nuclear program, they are certainly not in favor of the US invading North Korea, putting an end to the Kim government, and either reunifying North Korea with the US-friendly South or installing a US-friendly regime in North Korea.

The sheer size of the US-South Korea exercise, as well as the continuous American military buildup in the peninsula since the spring, may be taken by Beijing as indication that the US plans to do exactly that.

As recently as August the Chinese leadership reaffirmed its commitment to the half-century-old defensive alliance — making clear that it was only a defensive alliance and that they would not necessarily back Kim should he go on the attack first.

During the Korean War that began in 1950 and is still technically ongoing, China came to the aid of the communist Northern Korean factions against the US and their Southern allies, repaying the fledgling North's contribution to their own civil war, which the Chinese Communist Party had only won the previous year with Korean communist help. Beijing running an air drill of their own in complement to the high-profile US/South Korea drill could well be taken as their expression of willingness to do so again.

From : https://sputniknews.com/asia/201712061059770324-china-air-exercise-korean-peninsula/


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China Allegedly Sends Cutting-Edge Jet to Eye US-S Korea Joint Air Drill

Some evidence suggests that a Chinese fifth-generation J-20 fighter fulfilled an undercover operation earlier this week as the US and South Korea carried out the Vigilant Ace 2017 military exercise, Chinese media reported.

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) earlier said on its Weibo account that its reconnaissance aircraft, during a preplanned training exercise, took off from an air base in northern China and flew "to places they had never been before," Asia Times quoted Chinese agency Sina.

With Seoul still keeping silent, speculations have emerged that the Korean intelligence agencies may have failed to track the Chinese planes allegedly gathering information on the air drills, involving the Pentagon’s top-notch F-22 ace warplanes. This raises the question of which plane managed to come and go totally undetected.

"If that’s the case, then the only Chinese plane that was so stealthy that [it] could come and go totally undetected must be the J-20," one commentator said, as delivered by Asia Times.

"One or two J-20s may have flown with the group, which first headed to the East China Sea in a freedom-of-navigation patrol, but the fighter then turned northeast and pierced Seoul’s airspace, taking advantage of its cutting-edge stealth coating without triggering any alarm on Seoul’s radars."

Other sources suggest that there was a whole, though small, batch of J-20s, which just entered service this year, at the key air force base in Cangzhou, in the northern province of Hebei.

From : https://sputniknews.com/world/201712101059869506-china-stealth-jet-korea-us-drill/

See also : http://www.atimes.com/article/chinas-stealth-jet-may-done-flyover-s-korea//


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 21:55 pm 
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Big deal!!!

The US put 3 carrier battle groups in Kim's backyard along with Air Force assets!!!

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Don't waste your time posting to this troll Pappy... This guy is a nitwit of epic proportions...

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Hate this is your norm. still and always...

You are a perfect product for the deep state.

A perfect guard dog to obey orders.


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