US Bombers to Fly Over Korean Peninsula

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2017

"We can not say war will come, but in situations like this, China has to educate people more about nuclear weapons", Zhang told the paper.

New operations this week will see U.S. bombers fly over the Korean peninsula as part of a huge drill that is being co-ordinated with South Korea.

North Korea routinely uses strong language to denounce U.S. While the USA military aircraft conducted simulated strikes, the South Korean warplanes actually dropped MK-82 bombs.

The US and South Korea, which are opposed to the North Korean missile and nuclear programs, however, claim the drills have a "defensive nature".

The US on Wednesday dispatched several F-35 stealth jets, F-22 Raptor fighter jets, and F-16 fighter planes to take part in the drills at the Pilsung Firing Range in South Korea's Gangwon Province, according to the JCS.

It also labeled Trump, who has threatened to destroy North Korea if the United States is threatened, "insane".

In a tit-for-tat show of military might, South Korea and the United states have this week held air combat drills - a week after Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that it claims puts the U.S. within its reach.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk met Feltman in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Wednesday and discussed bilateral cooperation and other issues of mutual interest, KCNA said.

A USA supersonic B-1B bomber flies over Korea in formation with several other warplanes of the allies on December 6, 2017, in this photo provided by South Korea's Air Force.

North Korea warned that war has become "an established fact" as it lashed out Thursday against USA bombing drills and recent tough talk by Trump administration officials.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday the Guam-based aircraft simulated land strikes at a military field near South Korea's eastern coast during a drill with US and South Korean fighter jets.

President Donald Trump has been tightening the screw on North Korea, ramping up sanctions and urging other countries to sever trade links with Kim Jong Un's regime.

The number of jets in the air between the USA and South Korea is 230.

North Korea has tested dozens of ballistic missiles, two of which flew over Japan, and conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test in September.

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