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U.S. sends F-22's to South Korea for practice drills.

#1mgtonvac55Posted 3/31/2013 4:54:43 PM
The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, the main U.S. Air Force base in South Korea, from Japan to support ongoing bilateral exercises, the U.S. military command in South Korea said in a statement that urged North Korea to restrain itself.

The drills have been an annual military exercise since 2004.

The F-22 jets will take part in the annual U.S.-South Korea Foal Eagle military drills, which are designed to sharpen the allies' readiness to defend the South from an attack by North Korea, the U.S. military said.

The U.S. military did not say how many of the planes were flown to South Korea from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. The statement described Sunday's deployment as part of routine shifts of air power among bases in the Western Pacific that U.S. forces have been conducting since 2004.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/31/us-korea-north-usa-f-idUSBRE92U09V20130331

Although this is a routine military exercise that has been taking place annually for almost a decade and it should be treated as boring news, it'll be interesting to see how NK reacts to more U.S. jets sent to the Korean peninsula.
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#2mystic belmontPosted 3/31/2013 5:00:03 PM
I hope they try something.
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#3atmasabrPosted 3/31/2013 5:11:50 PM
I am glad to see that the United States will not be caught napping by any North Korean belligerence.

Should we be concerned about anything else? I suppose we should.

Don't worry. We protect our allies. However I would like the Obama administration to think carefully about the competing needs to both stand up to bullies and to wage peace rather than war.
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#4RufusNKenRSTierPosted 3/31/2013 5:21:05 PM
Even if it came to war would we even use them?
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#5JmaxxtraxxPosted 3/31/2013 6:07:33 PM
RufusNKenRSTier posted...
Even if it came to war would we even use them?


Is this even a question? We buy these damn planes to fight not sit in the garage.
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#6Heineken14Posted 3/31/2013 7:04:58 PM
Does this mean they can actually fly?
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#7UltimaXOmegaPosted 3/31/2013 8:13:07 PM
Didn't North Korea say is the drills didn't stop it would be war?
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#8TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/31/2013 8:14:14 PM
UltimaXOmega posted...
Didn't North Korea say is the drills didn't stop it would be war?


"If you dont stop doing peaceful military drills I will bomb your civilians" is not how you diplomacy
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#9Red XlVPosted 3/31/2013 8:29:35 PM
From: Heineken14 | Posted: 3/31/2013 11:04:58 PM | #006
Does this mean they can actually fly?

It's the F-35 that doesn't actually work despite hundreds of billions of dollars already having been wasted on them.
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#10Heineken14Posted 3/31/2013 8:58:01 PM
From: Red XlV | #009
From: Heineken14 | Posted: 3/31/2013 11:04:58 PM | #006
Does this mean they can actually fly?

It's the F-35 that doesn't actually work despite hundreds of billions of dollars already having been wasted on them.


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