April 2, 2001 |
A U.S. Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet collided Sunday over the South China Sea, causing the American craft to make an emergency landing in China and the Chinese plane to crash, U.S. and Chinese officials said. The 24 crew members aboard the EP-3 U.S. reconnaissance plane were unhurt, but U.S. defense officials said they have been unable to establish contact with the crew since the craft came to ground on Hainan island, a Chinese province off the country's southern coast.
November 3, 2006 |
Iran's Revolutionary Guard fired missiles carrying cluster warheads at the start of 10 days of military maneuvers, state television reported. Tehran had said the maneuvers, which will include drills in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, were to demonstrate "defensive strength." Days before, the United States had led naval exercises in the Persian Gulf to practice blocking the transport of weapons of mass destruction.
September 10, 1989 |
A bolt of lightning downed a helicopter during U.S.-Honduran military maneuvers, killing four Honduran soldiers and injuring three others, the government said Saturday. Military sources said the accident occurred Friday night during a heavy thunderstorm near the small village of San Antonio de Majada, 180 miles northeast of Tegucigalpa. The source said the chopper was returning to the air base at San Pedro Sula, 120 miles north of Tegucigalpa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1986 |
About 35,000 troops participated Friday in the opening round of 10-day military maneuvers code-named "Gallant Eagle '86." The biennial war games are the largest maneuvers staged in the United States to ensure that Marines, soldiers, sailors and pilots will be able to respond quickly and effectively if called upon in a military emergency.
October 23, 1998 |
North Korea sounded a protest over planned U.S.-South Korean military maneuvers but joined in daylong talks in Geneva on drafting a permanent peace for the Korean peninsula. A U.S. official said after morning and afternoon sessions that there is a possibility of a "significant procedural" agreement on organizing the talks by the end of this round of negotiations, scheduled for Sunday.
February 19, 1987 |
The United States and South Korea will begin huge joint military maneuvers today despite protests from North Korea, which charges that the scheduled 10-week exercise is a preparation for war. About 200,000 American and South Korean troops will take part in Team Spirit 87, the latest edition of annual exercises first staged on the peninsula in 1976. The exercise is billed as the largest in the non-communist world. Units from U.S.
January 11, 1987 |
U.S. and Honduran troops began their latest round of joint military maneuvers Saturday in this country's tense southern border region not far from the scene of recent fighting between Nicaraguan troops and anti-Sandinista rebels. About 220 soldiers from the 27th Engineers Brigade of the U.S. Army's 20th Combat Airborne Force based at Ft. Bragg, N.C., parachuted from C-141 transport airplanes for an exercise that will upgrade the U.S.
February 11, 2001 |
The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine that struck a Japanese fishing vessel filled with teenagers was apparently conducting an emergency surfacing exercise in choppy waters, Navy officials said Saturday. Details of the accident, however, remain unclear.