Best Defense

For your China files: Chinese pilots still messing around with U.S. military planes

I didn’t know that Chinese pilots are still flying provocatively around U.S. military planes. They can either be cowboys or they can be respected in the Far East, but I don’t think they can do both. Wikimedia Commons  

KampfflugzeugF-8China-2009-01-04(1)

I didn’t know that Chinese pilots are still flying provocatively around U.S. military planes.

They can either be cowboys or they can be respected in the Far East, but I don’t think they can do both.

Wikimedia Commons

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1
A decade of Global Thinkers

A decade of Global Thinkers

The past year's 100 most influential thinkers and doers Read Now

Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola

By Taboola

More from Foreign Policy

By Taboola