China Intercepts U.S. Spy Plane Over South China Sea

Chinese military aircraft intercepted a U.S. military spy plane over the South China Sea on Tuesday, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. According to Defense Department spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, the plane was doing a “routine patrol” when “two [Chinese] tactical aircraft” intercepted it. “Initial reports characterized the incident as unsafe,” Baldanza added. The U.S. Pacific Command is investigating.