Pentagon: Chinese Jet Fighter Gives U.S. Navy Plane Close Call

The Pentagon confirmed on Friday (August 22) reports of what it called a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy plane by an armed Chinese fighter jet earlier this week, the press secretary said. The incident happened on Tuesday (August 19) about 135 miles east of Hainan Island in international airspace, Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby told reports.

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