Loading...

US jets drop bombs on North Korea border after Trump declared that talking was not the answer

THE US staged their own terrifying show of might today by dropping giant bombs near the North Korean border  – days after Kim Jong-un’s latest missile outrage.

Four US F-35B fighter jets joined two nuclear-ready US B-1B bombers and four South Korean F-15 fighter jets in the joint military operation over the troubled Korean Peninsula. South Korea F-15K planes drop MK-82 bombs at a simulated target at the Pilseung Range in GangwonSouth Korea F-15K planes drop MK-82 bombs at a simulated target at the Pilseung Range in Gangwon Explosions erupt on the mountain landscape after being peppered by the munitions

 Two B-1Bs fly from Guam with an escort of a pair of Japanese F-15s and US Marines' F-35B fighter jets
Two B-1Bs fly from Guam with an escort of a pair of Japanese F-15s and US Marines’ F-35B fighter jets

A US Air Force B-1B drops a MK-84 as it flies over South Korea during the joint military drill A US Air Force B-1B drops a MK-84 as it flies over South Korea during the joint military drill

The exercise was designed to “strongly counter North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile tests and development of nuclear weapons,” a South Korean official told CNN.

In a statement, the US air force said its bombers flew out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and four stealth fighter jets from a US Marine Corps base in Japan.

They conducted a shocking bombing attack, which simulated a surgical strike of key enemy facilities, over the Pilseung Range in the eastern province of Gangwon – which neighbours North Korea.

The sabre rattling drill followed North Korea’s latest weapons test – which was the first ballistic missile fired OVER Japan.

North Korea has been test-firing missiles at a rapid clip this year. With each launch, experts fear Kim’s military can further refine and perfect its missile technology.

 US Marine Corps F-35B fighter jets (front) and South Korean air Force's F-15K fly over South Korea
US Marine Corps F-35B fighter jets (front) and South Korean air Force’s F-15K fly over South Korea

The bomber flights have becomes a common response to North Korean actions but the dropping off bombs is seen as an escalation by the US. Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), MK82 and MK84 bombs, were dropped in the drill

Loading...