U.S. pitches jet fighters at air show

Asian nations in China’s shadow need to arm, envoy says

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 2:04 a.m.

Visitors take a photo with a Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet parked at the static display area during the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday. More than 170 U.S. companies are represented at the show, using nearly a third of the exhibition space.

The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Wednesday that she sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia, where China's military footprint and political influence are surging.

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