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U.S. Ramps Up Flyovers near China as Tensions Rise in South China Sea

The U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) announced on Tuesday that American B-1B Lancer bombers recently “conducted a mission over the South China Sea, just days after training with the U.S. Navy near Hawaii, demonstrating the credibility of U.S. Air Force forces to address a diverse and uncertain security environment.”

testing over South China Sea

China Brings Fighter Jets to Illegal South China Sea Base

Chinese military aircraft have been spotted at China’s largest illegal military base in the disputed South China Sea, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) have started to use the site as a strategic operations base, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Wednesday, citing military surveillance by defense intelligence source Jane’s.

This picture taken on Septernber 12, 2015 shows the J-11B fighter aircraft from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force performing at the Dafangshen airport in Changchun, China's Jilin province during the bi-annual Changchun airshow. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysia: 94-Year-Old Prime Minister Abruptly Resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who returned to power at the age of 92 in 2018 with a surprising election victory over his former protege Najib Razak, made an equally stunning departure on Monday by resigning his office without warning or explanation. Mahathir has agreed to serve as interim prime minister at the request of Malaysia’s king until a replacement can be sworn in.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Malaysia’s Antisemitic Prime Minister Demands Trump Resign

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who in September weathered the latest in a series of scandals over his anti-Semitic remarks, on Saturday demanded U.S. President Donald Trump resign for offering an “utterly unacceptable” and “grossly unjust” peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians. 

Malaysias Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur on December 19, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)