The aircraft drop inert bombs on a military test ground in Taebaek, Kangwon Province
Four F-35B fighters and two US B-1B strategic bombers carried out a mock bombing near North Korea on Monday in response to the launch of a mid-range missile carried out last Friday by the Pyongyang regime.
Four F-15K South Korean fighters also participated in the maneuvers, a defense ministry spokesman in Seoul told Efe, saying it was a “routine” response to the latest North Korean launch. However, a source from the South Korean government indicated to the Yonhap agency that the aircraft came closer than usual to the tense border separating the two Koreas.
It is the US response. to the launch of a missile by Pyongyang
The aircraft dropped inert bombs at a military test ground in Taebaek, Kangwon province near the DMZ, the source said. Following the maneuvers, the F-35s and B-1s returned to their bases in Japan and the island of Guam, respectively.
The exercises came three days after North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile that traveled some 3,700 kilometers and overflew the north of the Japanese archipelago before falling to the sea in what was the first projectile that fired after its sixth nuclear test on 3 September.
“If North Korea does not change its attitude Trump will put the matter in the hands of the Pentagon”
NIKKI HALEY, US AMBASSADOR Before the UN
The deployment of these military assets as evidence of strength is becoming commonplace on the part of the United States, which on August 31 sent the peninsula exactly four F-35B fighters and two B-1B fighters in response to the launch of another ballistic missile by Pyongyang.
The North Korean regime’s continued gun tests have greatly heightened tension with Washington, which has once again targeted the military option against Pyongyang in recent days.
Yesterday, the US ambassador. before the UN, Nikki Haley, insinuated that if North Korea does not change its attitude and continues to promote nuclear program, the Trump administration will put the matter in the hands of the Pentagon.