International

US bombers fly over Korean Peninsula after missile test

US strategic bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula in a pointed show of force in response to Pyongyang’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile.

American officials today said, US B-1B bombers along with fighter jets from the South Korean and Japanese air forces participated in the 10-hour bilateral mission, practicing intercept and formation drills.

The maneuver followed Pyongyang’s second ICBM test this month late Friday, with Kim Jong-Un saying the move demonstrated the country’s ability to strike any target in the United States.

Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said in a statement that North Korea remains the most urgent threat to regional stability and if called upon, they are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of their choosing.

Tags
Back to top button