A B-6K strategic bomber aircraft of the Chinese Air Force is seen before the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, October 25, 2016. Picture taken October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
CNN: US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert'
Washington (CNN)The US is seeing evidence that the Chinese military is preparing for a potential North Korea contingency, a US defense official told CNN Thursday.
Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put "on high alert" on Wednesday, the official said, adding that the US has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft being brought up to full readiness through intensified maintenance.
The official said that these recent steps by the Chinese are assessed as part of an effort to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency."
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Update: Chinese Bombers ‘On High Alert’ For Possible ‘North Korea Contingency’ (Daily Caller)
WNU Editor: Everyone is deploying their military assets in the event of a worse case scenario.