F-18s’ emergency landing likely a US political message: report

The China Post
Date: April 3, 2015
By: CNA

WASHINGTON — The emergency landing of two U.S.Marine Corps F-18 fighter jets in Taiwan on Wednesday appeared to have been a political message from the U.S. Defense Department to Beijing following a recent Chinese bomber drill near the island nation that is a key rival to Beijing’s rule, according to a Washington Times news report, citing analysts.

This may be a simple “accident,” but one hopes the symbolism is not lost on Beijing, the analysts said in the newspaper report, dated April 1 Washington, D.C. time.     [FULL  STORY]

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