How about US fly those RC-135 directly inside China above the city of Chengdu or Dailin or Beijing??So, whats the fuss ? US airplanes spy on China mainland nearly everyday just off Chinese coastlines and on Chinese islands in SCS.
Do you understand what is "Direct intrusion of US Air Space?"
This is not US Aircraft may have stray inside 12 nm Territorial Limit or fly over disputed island, Montana (now at Utah) is 100 of mile INLAND, and it is undisputed US territories. If I fly a US Air Force Aircraft above the city mentioned, that's a casus belli for war and you can Literally attack the US if this is intentional
Most far east analyst and punter said China was pissed about the Philippine Airbase, but doing something like that is just stupidThat incident is a clear provocation. The chinese have guts. I don’t know what they have eaten at breakfast. Some bad dimsum? The balloon flies over Montana, the location of US strategic ICBMs.