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06-07-2005, 12:11 PM
U.S. stealth fighters arrive in South Korea


Mon Jun 6, 2005 07:21 AM ET

SEOUL (Reuters) - Some of the 15 radar-evading stealth fighters which the United States is deploying to South Korea have arrived there, a U.S. military spokesman said on Monday.

North Korea has bitterly denounced the deployment of the F-117A Nighthawks in its official media, saying it is part of U.S. plans for an invasion of the reclusive country.

The U.S. Air Force has said the planes, from Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico, are being deployed for training in the region for four months.

But it not clear whether the planes are in addition to the two dozen stealth fighters which the Air Force sent to Kunsan Air Base in South Korea last summer or are part of a regular rotation.

"The deployment has begun but it has not been completed," a U.S. Forces Korea spokesman said.

He did not say when the first batch of planes arrived or when the deployment would be completed.

The deployment comes as tensions are running high with North Korea, which said in February it had nuclear weapons and was boycotting six-party talks aimed at ending its nuclear programs.

The Air Force has said there is no relation between the current turmoil over the North Korean nuclear issue and the deployment of the stealth fighters.

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06-07-2005, 01:37 PM
Looks like North Korea is next.

"Deployed to the region for training"

Hahahahah, like anyone believes anything these guys say.

06-07-2005, 01:37 PM
I see this as intimidation from the United States.

06-07-2005, 01:41 PM
I see this as intimidation from the United States.
I don't know my history, but wasn't there a war with South/North Korea???

What was the reason and who won?

06-07-2005, 01:43 PM
from what i hear the south koreans don't want us there anyway.
and can't north korean missles hit the u.s. with nuclear weapons now???