Posted September. 30, 2004 21:55,
Fenghuangweishi, a satellite TV channel in Hong Kong, reported on September 30 that the U.S. would be deploying the latest destroyers for patrol duty in the East Sea.
The channel reported that the deployment is the first step in the Bush administrations Missile Defense System plan.
Rear Admiral Jonathan Greenert of the U.S. Seventh Fleet implied that North Korea is the main subject of the inspection, saying, Its difficult to say who is our enemy. However, we are keeping a strict watch over rogue states.
The news reported that the deployment of destroyers in the East Sea seems to have something to do with the indications that a test firing of a North Korean long-range missile may be imminent.