The U.S. Just Deployed Attack Drones To South Korea Due To North Korea Tensions
America Deploys Attack Drones To South Korea
After the missile drills from North Korea, the United States has started to deploy various attack drones to South Korea. These actions follow other procedures meant to help counter “continued provocative actions” from North Korea.
These drones are Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and they are only a portion of a much more complex plan to prepare American armies overseas. “The UAS adds significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to U.S. Forces Korea and our ROK partners,” said spokesman Christopher Bush.
Currently, it’s not been made public when the drones will arrive.
North Korea’s Aggression Must Be Stopped
Beyond the recent missile tests from North Korea, they have also performed various nuclear tests over the past year, despite the actions of the U.N. to stop them. U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley finally spoke out about the issue.
Haley said Washington was re-evaluating the role of North Korea, and that in order to stop their pursuits, “all options are on the table.” Part of these options include the Gray Eagle remote controlled attack drones.
The drones are currently stationed at Kunsan Air Base, near Seoul.
America’s Controversial THAAD System
On March 7, America deployed the first steps of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) along with anti-missile systems to South Korea, even though China strongly opposed these actions.
Once the THAAD system was fully deployed, they could theoretically use the system’s radar to view and monitor activities within North Korea and even deep inside of Chinese territories.
China and Russia are both worried about America gaining ground. Outside of these technical terrains, South Korea will also hold a presidential election before May 9, 2017, since the former president has been impeached and dismissed.
The next election will likely revolve around the THAAD system.
What do you think is best for America at this point?