04 April 2013

Pacific Pivot, More

The US is sending F/A-18 warplanes to the Philippines for exercises.

Washington is this week deploying a dozen F/A-18 fighters to the Philippines, the first time it has sent so many of the aircraft there, to take part in annual military drills with a close security ally amid rising tension in the Asia-Pacific region.
The presence of the warplanes is not connected to tensions on the Korean peninsula, a Philippine army spokesman said.
"These exercises were planned more than a year ago, well ahead of what is now happening in the region," Major Emmanuel Garcia said.

And that last line is the key. The Norks will still freak out, but that's because they're allergic to facts.

By: Brant

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