Chinese Military Jams US Drones over S. China Sea

China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef. Disclosure of the jamming came as a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance flight on Wednesday was challenged eight times by the Chinese milit...
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US Considers Sending Jets near China Islands

That would be the next step," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters on Thursday. US officials say American surveillance planes and naval vessels have not yet ventured within 12 nautical miles of the man-made islands--the standard territorial zone around natural land. Washington does not recognize China’s sovereignty in the disputed areas and is weighing sending surveillance aircraft and warships to test its territorial claims. The Pentagon’s announcement came as an Ame...
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