U.S. Bombers Fly Over South Korea

The U.S. Air Force flew two B-1 bombers over South Korea, in a show of force following North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last week. Pyongyang claimed the move was a technological advancement and had shown it could mount a nuclear warhead on its ballistic missiles. “North Korea’s nuclear test is a dangerous escalation and poses an unacceptable threat,” said U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks. “The United States has an unshakable commitment to defend allies in the region and will take necessary steps to do so, including operations like this one today.” South Korean fighter jets also joined the flyover of Osan Air Base. Brooks said, “Today’s demonstration provides just one example of the full range of military capabilities in the deep resources of this strong alliance to provide and strengthen extended deterrence.”