U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity after N. Korean nuclear claim
Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN)Days after North Korea claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb, the United States responded with a display of military might on the Korean Peninsula.
A B-52 bomber jet from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam flew over Osan, South Korea, on Sunday “in response to a recent nuclear test by North Korea,” United States Pacific Command said.
The B-52 was flanked by South Korean F-15 fighter jets and U.S. F-16 fighter jets.
“This was a demonstration of the ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies in South Korea, in Japan, and to the defense of the American homeland,” said PACOM Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.
The show of solidarity has caught the attention – and likely the ire – of North Korea.
“They absolutely took notice,” CNN’s Will Ripley reported from the North Korean capital.
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South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says the United States is considering deploying a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the waters off the Korean peninsula.
A fairly serious reaction to all of this.
Washington is also expected to send the USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, from its naval base at Yokosuka, Japan, to South Korea soon, as part of its plan to bolster military counteractions with Seoul.