Saturday, 05 January 2013 17:53

US Sale Of Armed Drones To Japan And South Korea Would Transform Tensions In The Pacific

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"America's two closest Asian allies hope introduce U.S. unmanned Global Hawk aircraft by 2015.

According to UPI.com, South Korea is looking to buy four RQ-4 Global Hawks to "to monitor and deter regional threats in 2015 and beyond" while AFP reports that Japan hopes to launch the armed drones by 2015 “in a bid to counter China’s growing assertiveness at sea, especially when it comes to the Senkaku Islands.”

Both countries elected conservative, pro-American leaders last month."

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