Thursday, June 11, 2009

US Deploys F-22 Raptors To Meet NK Threat

Story here.

Klappin' Kimmy ought to realize that the Raptors can be nuclear-armed, too.

The United States is positioning the first of 12 F-22 fighter jets scheduled to be stationed on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa in a key U.S. response to the recent nuclear tests and missile launches from North Korea, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.


"The deployment underscores the U.S. commitment to Japan as a vital regional partner and signals U.S. resolve to ensure stability and security throughout the Pacific region," a U.S. Air Force statement said.


"Should the North Koreans do something rash and extremely provocative militarily," U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, the U.S. "has the forces to deal with it."

The U.S. response comes as concerns mount in Tokyo especially over North Korean nuclear tests, prompting calls for Japan to develop its own strike capability in case of an attack. Presently, the Japanese constitution forbids such an initiative and would have to be amended to allow such a development.

I believe it's time to let the Japanese have their own strike capability, too. Sell 'em some Raptors. It'd be stimulatory for the US economy, after all.