All the better to watch you with, my dear:
The United States Forces Korea (USFK) will deploy a state-of-the-art unmanned aerial system in South Korea as part of efforts to upgrade its air surveillance and reconnaissance capability on North Korea, a senior U.S. military officer said.
Brig. Gen. Joseph Martz, assistant division commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, said over the weekend that the USFK will position the “Hunter” Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to replace the “Shadow 200 Tactical UAVs,” a local daily reported.
The Hunter is a joint tactical unmanned aerial system in service with the U.S. Army. Since March 2003, the U.S. spy planes, deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, have flown more than 600 reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition missions, USFK officials said.
The article also notes that South Korea has requested an opportunity to purchase Global Hawk UAVs as part of its effort to achieve its own “self-reliant” defense capability.
In related news, Hillary Clinton notes the tensions on the penninsula:
“The North Koreans have the ability to arm a missile with a nuclear device that can reach the United States,” she said. “Put simply, they couldn’t do that when George Bush became president and now they can.”
That almost makes it sound like its Bush’s fault for things he’s done since he became president and not (at least mostly) due to things the previous president did during the six years before Bush became president. Who’s that guy married to, again?