The Kitty Hawk US aircraft carrier with 70 planes is heading for the South China Sea, where it would be able to protect reconnaissance planes after the decision is made to resume their flights close to the Chinese border. The Pentagon made that provocative decision in an attempt to take revenge on China for the incident with the spy plane, which was so humiliating to the USA. The aircraft carrier will be ready to accept a fighter jet that would assist in reconnaissance flights by April 18, when the USA and China are to start Beijing discussions of the situation created by the flights of the US reconnaissance planes along the perimeter of China. Such reconnaissance flights can be resumed as early as Thursday April 19. The Washington Post cited sources in the US Navy as saying that Kitty Hawk was somewhere in the vicinity of the Philippines.
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