South Korea will expand its air defense zone, Defense Ministry says

By Chico Harlan, December 8, 2013

SEOUL — South Korea on Sunday announced the expansion of its air defense identification zone, extending it farther south into an area that overlaps with similar zones maintained by ­Japan and China.

The South’s decision, widely expected after a week of government discussions, marks the latest move in a regional struggle over airspace above the East China Sea.

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