2018 02 18
Yen Nee Lee
據Axios報導，美國一名軍事助手攜帶核子“足球” - 一個內容為總統批准核打擊的公文包 - 被中國安全官員在2017年11月在北京人民大會堂阻擋。
據報導，一名攜帶“足球”的軍事助手 - 一份總統授權核戰打擊的公文包 - 內容為公文包 - 被中國安全官員於2017年11月在北京人民大會堂阻擋。
2018 02 18
US and China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' during Trump's Beijing visit
A U.S. military aide carrying the nuclear "football" — a briefcase with contents for the president to authorize a nuclear strike — was blocked by Chinese security officials at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in November 2017, Axios reported.
The aide was with President Donald Trump, who was visiting China as a part of a tour around Asia.
The situation then got physical between U.S. and Chinese officials, according to the report.
The military aide carrying the nuclear football (second from left) with U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
Things got physical between U.S. and Chinese officials over the nuclear "football" during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing last year,Axios reported Sunday.
A military aide carrying the "football" — a briefcase with contents for the president to authorize a nuclear strike — was blocked by Chinese security officials at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in November 2017, according to the report, which cited five sources "familiar with the events."
The briefcase is supposed to be close to the president at all times. Chief of Staff John Kelly, after hearing about the incident, rushed over and told U.S. officials to keep walking, Axios said. That resulted in a commotion between the Americans and the Chinese.
"A Chinese security official grabbed Kelly, and Kelly shoved the man's hand off of his body. Then a U.S. Secret Service agent grabbed the Chinese security official and tackled him to the ground," according to the report.
The news outlet reported the scuffle was over "in a flash" and the Chinese never touched the briefcase. The chief of the Beijing security detail apologized, Axios said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside of normal business hours.