07 Dec '15, 9pm

U.S. gets nod to deploy P-8 spy plane to Singapore https://t.co/GnsXTXjreS

U.S. gets nod to deploy P-8 spy plane to Singapore https://t.co/GnsXTXjreS

WASHINGTON – The United States has agreed with Singapore on a first deployment of the U.S. P-8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore this month, in a fresh response to China over its pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea. In a joint statement after a meeting in Washington on Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen welcomed the inaugural deployment of the aircraft in Singapore from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14. A U.S. defense official said further deployments in Singapore could be expected. The move comes at a time of heightened tensions in the South China Sea over China’s assertive pursuit of territorial claims there. The U.S. deployment is likely to anger China, which is at odds with Washington over the South China Sea. China claims almost the entire energy-rich sea, through which more than $5 trillion of maritime trade passes eac...

Full article: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/08/world/u-s-get...

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