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The U.S Air Force flew two B-52 bombers and an MC-130J Commando II tanker near the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday morning after Chinese naval and air forces flew over the island twice this week.
Pacific Air Forces spokeswoman Maj. Victoria Hight said, the MC-130J flew north to south along the airspace over the Taiwan Strait, while the B-52s flew along Taiwan’s east coast.
They were “closely monitored,” the defense ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
On Sunday, China held a “combat-readiness patrol,” sending bombers, jet fighters and early warning aircraft flying through the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait.
Several destroyers and frigates were also involved in the exercise.
The Chinese Defense Ministry had stated,
“The Chinese military’s combat-ready patrol is completely legitimate and is the necessary action taken to address the current security situation across the Taiwan Strait and safeguard China’s sovereignty,”
Taiwan sent warplanes to intercept the Chinese jets.
In this video Defense Updates reports on U.S sending B 52 bombers to Taiwan Strait after China conducts drill to intimidate Taiwan
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“Giant Wyrm” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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