China's New Fighter Jet Could Pose 'Terrifying' Challenge to U.S. Fleet

While the Pentagon downplays China’s rollout this week of what appears to be a jet fighter designed using sophisticated stealth technology, military experts are warning that the aircraft could pose the greatest threat yet to U.S. air superiority. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Fair Spin (Right), Google News (China)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Jan 7, 2011 - 10:24 PM PST
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by Jon Mitchell - Jan. 8, 2011

Seeking a way to review this article makes me chafe at the bounds of professionalism. It's insulting to its readers. How about that? It's not a serious attempt to cover this story; it's a ploy to get the hot-blooded Cold War male Fox News audience to take another Diamox. The lede says that anonymous "military experts" warn that the new Chinese aircraft (which looks like it was designed at the same meeting as the F-22) is "reportedly" a better flying machine, and that it "could" pose the "greatest threat yet to U.S. air superiority." Way to skirt around the factual statements there. Then, the author goes to her first "military expert:" "Decorated Navy fighter pilot Matthew 'Whiz' Buckley," who says "it's probably leaps and bounds ... More »

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Gordon Oliver
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by Gordon Oliver - Jan. 9, 2011

This article is all about speculation, and nothing about actual facts.

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by Randy Morrow - Jan. 8, 2011

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