Sunday, December 5, 2021

U.S. Defense Secretary Says Chinese Military Flights Near Taiwan Look Like 'Rehearsals'

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visits Georgia. © Reuters/IRAKLI GEDENIDZE  

Reuters: Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like 'rehearsals'- Pentagon chief 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday said Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like "rehearsals" though he did not indicate that he expected Beijing actually to carry out such operations. 

Cross-strait tensions have been rising in recent months, with Taiwan complaining for a year or more of repeated missions by China's air force near the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. 

"I don't want to speculate, but certainly ... it looks a lot like rehearsals," Austin said while speaking at a conference in California. 

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Update #1: China's Stepped-Up Operations Near Taiwan Look 'Like Rehearsals,' Says Defense Sec. Austin (AFP)  

Update #2: Pentagon chief says China ops near Taiwan resemble 'rehearsals' (AFP)  

WNU Editor: Look like?!?!?!? They ARE rehearsals for launching an assault against Taiwan.


Anonymous said...

Reunification coming soon.

Jac said...

Well, Lloyd Austin has to use "diplomatic" words. But it is the real sense of it.

Anonymous said...

where did he learned how to tie a tie?