4 months Australia pilots hit by lasers during S. China Sea flights: report MB
By Agence France-Presse Australian navy pilots were hit by lasers during flights in the hotly contested South China Sea, the national broadcaster reported Wednesday, with informal Chinese militia vessels believed to be behind the attacks. Beijing has become more assertive in the South China Sea, stoking tensions with rival claimants in the region as well as Washington (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) Beijing has become more assertive in the area, stoking tensions with rival claimants in Southeast Asia as well as Canberra and Washington — traditionally the dominant naval and air power in the Asia-Pacific region. Defence sources told the Australian Broadcasting ... more