A Chinese fighter jet reportedly intercepted an Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane in an “unsafe fashion” on Sept. 15 over the Yellow Sea, the Pentagon said Sept. 22. The Chinese jet crossed in front of the Rivet Joint, prompting concerns from the Air Force crew, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. While the intercept was deemed “unsafe,” there was no threat of a collision, Cook said. The Defense Department is investigating the incident, but Cook did not say if the Pentagon has expressed any concerns with the Chinese government. Chinese aircraft have intercepted US planes in a similar way before. Last summer, a Chinese J-11 flew within 20 feet of a Navy P-8 Poseidon in the South China Sea.
Space Force Is an ‘Equal Partner’ in CENTCOM, Commander Says
March 27, 2023
The Space Force's top commander for the Middle East faces a two-fold resource problem, he said March 27. But with the support of U.S. Central Command and the Space Force, Col. Christopher Putman hopes to grow his team to confront the myriad of challenges presented to the U.S. in the…