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2006-06-26 01:20:00

SEOUL -- The U.S. Air Force has deployed an updated version of its U-2 spy plane in South Korea, but a military official said on Monday the move was previously planned and not related to a possible North Korean missile launch. In recent days, U.S. officials have said evidence such as photographs from spy satellites indicated that North Korea might be preparing to test launch a long-range missile. Washington and others have warned Pyongyang that such a launch would pose a grave danger to...

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2005-08-01 00:50:00

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- As the matt-black U-2 spy plane approaches, a sports car surges on to the runway and gives chase. Within seconds, the car is right behind the glider-winged, Pinocchio-nosed jet, which seems to fill the windshield as it edges toward the ground. "Four ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... nice job," the driver intones over a handset, guiding the pilot down while steering the sleek blue car one-handed at up to 130 mph (210 kph). "Welcome back." It all sounds -- and feels --...

2005-07-30 20:56:39

By Martin Nesirky and Pascal Pinck OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (Reuters) - As the matt-black U-2 spy plane approaches, a sports car surges on to the runway and gives chase. Within seconds, the car is right behind the glider-winged, Pinocchio-nosed jet, which seems to fill the windshield as it edges toward the ground. "Four ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... nice job," the driver intones over a handset, guiding the pilot down while steering the sleek blue car one-handed at up to 130 mph (210 kph)....


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