Prospect of Japan's F-22 stealth fighters sparks security concerns in both Koreas and China

May 2007
East-Asia-Intel Reports;5/2/2007, p1
The article reports that Japan's arm deal with the U.S. to procure F-22 stealth fighter jets rekindled security concerns with both Koreas and China. Japan's defense officials said the U.S.-built fighter aircraft is necessary to combat Chinese air force expansion and North Korean missile threat. Chinese media accused Japan of pushing for the F-22, saying it would break the 20-year military balance of the Taiwan Strait.


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