The United States military’s WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft, which can detect radiation emitted from a nuclear test. Photo: APThe United States military’s WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft, which can detect radiation emitted from a nuclear test. Photo: AP
The United States military’s WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft, which can detect radiation emitted from a nuclear test. Photo: AP

US criticises Chinese military intercept of nuclear ‘sniffer’ jet

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Topic |   Korean peninsula
The United States military’s WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft, which can detect radiation emitted from a nuclear test. Photo: APThe United States military’s WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft, which can detect radiation emitted from a nuclear test. Photo: AP
The United States military’s WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft, which can detect radiation emitted from a nuclear test. Photo: AP
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