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KCNA Commentary on U.S. Drone Operation

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- Secret U.S. drone bases were built in Ethiopia and Seychelles. The construction of a secret airfield is now making brisk headway on the Arabian Peninsula, The Washington Post said on Sept. 21.

U.S. enterprises including Graman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin are vying with each other in developing drones such as ones meant for aircraft carriers with huge investment.

This goes to prove that the U.S. is attaching ever increasing importance to drone operations and pushing forward them in real earnest.

The main target of the drone operation is the Asian Pacific region.

The U.S. is mulling transferring 53 tactical drones of the U.S. Air Force such as "predator" and "reeper" to East Asia from Iraq and Afghanistan. And it seeks to deploy more efficient strategic drone reconnaissance planes as Global Hawk in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula.

Then why such frantic moves?

They can be explained by the U.S. aim to put increased spurs to the pursuance of its unchallenged Asia-Pacific strategy.

The U.S. considers the Asia-Pacific region as more important than any other regions in its strategy for dominating the world. It remains unchanged in its strategy of strength to maintain a military edge over this region.

That is why the U.S. is keen on bolstering its aggressor forces to ensure its military edge in the above-said region where the interests of big powers are intertwined.

This is proved by assertions of the commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet in charge of Pacific and Indian oceans. He said that "these oceans would play an essential role in operations to be staged in the region in the future".

As U.S. forces are set to gradually withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, many drones which have been operating in the skies of those countries for the last decade are being transferred to the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula en masse.

A U.S. website disclosed a plan of the U.S. Defense Department to intensely monitor the military actions of China and the DPRK through the transfer of most of drones to East Asia.

Global Hawk, in particular, is capable of monitoring the whole territory of the DPRK while flying over the areas along the Military Demarcation Line of Korea. It is reported that while flying over the East Sea of China this drone can spy not only on the important targets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army but tactical missile launching bases on the south east coasts of China.

Its moves to step up the drone operations in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula indicate that the scenario of the U.S. warmongers to spark another Korean war by shifting the theatre of "anti-terror war" to East Asia from Western Asia has reached a grave phase.

These moves would entail such serious consequences as encouraging the arms buildup in the region and escalating the contradiction and tension among the countries concerned as they are a challenge to the trend of the times towards disarmament and peace. The U.S. is going reckless, seized with hegemony and megalomania. The 21st century is by no means "a century for the U.S."

The U.S. would be well advised to awake from its daydream to dominate the world by force of arms and behave itself.



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