A USAF F-15 jet fighter maneuvers as another F-15 takes off from the NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy, on March 21. This aircraft, based at Lakenheath, England, later crashed in Libya after what was believed to be a mechanical failure, the US Africa Command said both crew members were safe. One was picked up by a rebel force and the other by a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft.
Taiwan's calls for talks about China's new air zone aren't being taken too seriously. Here's why there may be something more to them.
China has suggested it will create more air defense zones, which worries Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with China.
China's decision to send in warplanes is likely a bid to enforce the new air-defense zone after the US, Japan and South Korea all flew planes through without any response.
Beijing wants to change the status quo in the East China Sea. US officials think it unlikely that China will challenge military flights.
China sent a fleet of patrol ships today to the sea area it disputes with Japan, following a controversial visit by Japanese officials to a war shrine. The latest moves are seen as a setback for a diplomatic resolution.