Pentagon Moving Apaches from Asia to MidEast

By Staff Writer | November 17, 2008

The Pentagon has approved the withdrawal 20 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from South Korea for redeployment to locations in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009. According to U.S. Army officials in Seoul, a second 20-aircraft Apache battalion will remain in South Korea. The U.S. Air Force will replace the Middle East-bound helicopters with 12 A-10 attack jets and two MH-53 helicopters. The U.S. maintains a military presence in South Korea in support of that government’s efforts to prevent aggression from communist North Korea. For related news


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