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US Air Force secretary says new planes must intimidate China

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — U.S. Air Force leaders have said the service branch's old school models must be swapped out quickly for new platforms that intimidate the country’s up and coming...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2021. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

No. 22 Aztecs turn to Johnson, hope to stop USAF ground game

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Senior quarterback Lucas Johnson's reward for delivering a double-overtime win for No. 22 San Diego State is the starting assignment Saturday at Air Force. ...

US military plane appears to fly over southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spotters on Monday reported detecting an American military aircraft flying over the southern tip of Taiwan. At 11:45 a.m., the Twitter aircraft spotte...

U-2 spy plane, PLA aircraft simultaneously spotted in Taiwan ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Air Force (USAF) U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was detected by aircraft spotters on Monday morning (Jan. 25) patrolling Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (...

1960s survival Mandarin lessons for US troops in Taiwan go viral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Jan. 3) survival Mandarin lessons for U.S. troops stationed in Taiwan in the 1960s suddenly went viral because of their down-to-earth approach to pronouncing th...

US spy plane flies over Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Air Force spy plane was detected by aircraft spotters flying over the edge of Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday morning (Dec. 23). ...

5 US spy planes fly south of Taiwan ahead of admiral's visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prior to the unannounced arrival of a U.S. Navy (USN) admiral on Sunday (Nov. 22), seven U.S. military aircraft were spotted flying just south of Taiwan. On Sunday even...

2 US B1-B bombers penetrate China's ADIZ, near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The U.S. is continuing to project force in the region as two U.S. Air Force (USAF) bombers were spotted apparently penetrating China's air defense identification zone (...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2020. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27...

China threatens to send warplanes over Taiwan if USAF flies over country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to recent reports that U.S. Air Force (USAF) spy planes have been flying directly over Taiwan, China is threatening to send its own warplanes to "defend s...

US retracts statement spy plane flew over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Air Force (USAF) has retracted confirmation that one of its RC-135W electronic surveillance aircraft flew over Taipei earlier this week, reports said Sat...

Multiple plane spotters report US spy plane flew over Taipei, previous flight confirmed

(Update: 10/24 5 p.m.) Pacific Air Forces say that contrary to previous statement, no U.S. aircraft flew over Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 21). TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spot...

Taiwan Air Force denies USAF surveillance aircraft flew over Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Oct. 21), but claims that a warplane from the United Stat...

US warplane appears to 'draw' median line between Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's declaration that the median line in the Taiwan Strait does not exist was upended when Taiwanese aviation enthusiasts saw an American warplane appear to "d...