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US Holds Joint Air Force Exercises Simulating Conflict With China

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US Holds Joint Air Force Exercises Simulating Conflict With China

US Holds Joint Air Force Exercises Simulating Conflict With China

US Holds Joint , Air Force Exercises , Simulating Conflict With China.

On February 8, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia concluded China-focused Air Force exercises over the Nevada desert.

Fox News reports that the "Red Flag" joint exercises have taken place over the last three weeks, based out of Nellis Air Force Base.

[China is] just the pacing challenge that we train to so that we're ready... We think that if we're ready for China, we're ready for anybody, Colonel Jared Hutchinson, U.S. Air Force, via Reuters.

Fox News reports that the U.K. deployed the Voyager refueling aircraft and several Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.

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Fox News reports that the U.K. deployed the Voyager refueling aircraft and several Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.

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Australia deployed the EA-18G Growler aircraft to participate in the war games.

As the exercises were taking place, the Biden administration ordered a Chinese surveillance craft to be shot down after drifting across the continental U.S. As the exercises were taking place, the Biden administration ordered a Chinese surveillance craft to be shot down after drifting across the continental U.S. Fox News reports that the shoot-down has contributed to rising tension between the U.S. and China.

The spy balloon incident took place amid already fraught U.S.- China relations over the status of Taiwan.

Meanwhile, on February 8, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un unveiled a dozen ICBM launchers in a military parade, further destabilizing the Indo-Pacific region.

Meanwhile, on February 8, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un unveiled a dozen ICBM launchers in a military parade, further destabilizing the Indo-Pacific region.

Fox News points out that China remains a close ally of North Korea, while the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Australia remain allied.


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