US to deploy​ Poseidon spy plane amid South China Sea territory tensions

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The United States has agreed with Singapore on a first deployment of the US P8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore this month, in a fresh response to China over its pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea.

In a joint statement after a meeting in Washington on Monday, the US defense secretary, Ash Carter, and Singapore defense minister, Ng Eng Hen, welcomed the inaugural deployment of the aircraft in Singapore from 7 to 14 December.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/07/us-p8-poseidon-spy-plane-territory-tensions-south-china-sea

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