US B-1B Bombers Flies Over Korean Peninsula

Voice of America News reports: “A U.S. B-1B bomber flew over South Korea on Wednesday as part of a joint military exercise that comes a week after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States.

The bomber was joined by F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters for what South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said were simulated strikes at a military field.

A South Korean military statement said the two allies showed in the drill their ‘will and capability for strong retaliation against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.’

The United States and South Korea began a five-day drill, called ‘Vigilant Ace,’ on Monday amid increased tensions with North Korea.

The annual exercise, which includes an unusually large number of the latest generations of American stealth fighter jets, comes a week after North Korea test-fired its most powerful missile, an ICBM possibly capable of reaching the U.S. East Coast…”

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