US Flies Bombers Over South Korea in Show of Force Against North Korea


Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea) — Two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers flew over South Korea’s Osan Air Base early Tuesday local time about 75 miles from the North Korean border.

The show of force by the bombers, escorted by U.S. and South Korean fighter jets, comes after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last week.

“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,” said Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Forces Korea commander. “The Alliance military forces remain ready to meet mutual defense obligations against threats to the security of the Korean Peninsula and the region.”

The low-level flyover “highlights the close cooperation between U.S. and ROK military forces that keeps them ready to respond at any time to threats to stability and security,” U.S. Forces Korea said in a statement.

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US Flies Bombers Over South Korea in Show of Force Against North Korea


Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea) — Two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers flew over South Korea’s Osan Air Base early Tuesday local time about 75 miles from the North Korean border.

The show of force by the bombers, escorted by U.S. and South Korean fighter jets, comes after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last week.

“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,” said Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Forces Korea commander. “The Alliance military forces remain ready to meet mutual defense obligations against threats to the security of the Korean Peninsula and the region.”

The low-level flyover “highlights the close cooperation between U.S. and ROK military forces that keeps them ready to respond at any time to threats to stability and security,” U.S. Forces Korea said in a statement.

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