U.S. Deploys Fighter Jets to South Korea

Just days after North Korea’s Kim Jong-un announced that he had set in motion a plan to send missiles hurtling toward the U.S. mainland, the American Air Force launched stealth fighter jets to South Korea as part of joint military exercises. The exercises are intended as a show of force and were the catalyst for the North’s escalating rhetoric and warnings about its intention to use arms against the U.S. The Pentagon and the South Korean government have downplayed their concerns about the tension, insisting that the threats are nothing new, but adding that they made future peace talks less likely.