- ‘Chinese Maritime Militia’ Launches Laser Attacks Against US Military Pilots In Pacific Ocean
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Pilots of American military aircraft operating over the western Pacific Ocean have been targeted by lasers more than 20 times in recent months, US officials told The Wall Street Journal, following similar incidents in which Chinese nationals used lasers against American fighter pilots operating over Djibouti.
In April, the Pentagon issued a NOTAM, or “Notice to Airmen” warning of “unauthorized laser activity” resulting in minor injuries to an unspecified number of pilots over Djibouti. The lasers originated from a Chinese military base in the African country, just 8.3 miles from the American base.