Sunday, September 24, 2017

US Flies Stealth Fighters, Bombers Over Korean Peninsula In Show Of Force

The US has flown stealth fighters and advanced bombers over the Korean peninsula as a show of force in the wake of North Korea's latest nuclear and missile tests.

Four F-35B stealth fighters and two B-1B bombers participated in the live-fire exercise to 'demonstrate the deterrence capability of the US-South Korea alliance against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats', South Korea's defence ministry said.

They were the first flights since the North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3 before launching a missile over Japan last Friday and inflaming tensions in the region.


North Korea, meanwhile, said the latest round of UN sanctions imposed upon it represent 'the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility' and are an attempt to 'physically exterminate the people' living in the Stalinist autocracy.

Four F-35B stealth fighters and two B-1B bombers participated in the flight to 'demonstrate the deterrence capability of the US-South Korea alliance against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats', the South Korean defence ministry said. Pictured: Four US F-35Bs dropping GBU-32 bombs over the Pilsung Firing Range in Gangwon-do, South Korea.
US Flies Stealth Fighters, Bombers Over Korean Peninsula In Show Of Force Rating: 4.5 Posted by: U.S Defense News