The United States Air Force flew its supersonic B1-B nuclear-capable bomber over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday; sending a clear message of American strength in the region as North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continues to threaten the US with all-out nuclear war.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the maneuver this week, saying the US warships “simulated land strikes” off the east coast of the peninsula to show America’s resolve to “punish” Kim should he continue to expand his nuclear and missile programs.
The strikes were part of a five-day massive military drill, code-named Vigilant Ace, between the US and South Korea.
“Through the drill, the South Korean and U.S. air forces displayed the allies’ strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles,” said one South Korean official.
The joint military exercise includes the B1-B bombers, F-22 fighters, F-35 fighters, support aircraft, and over 10,000 American service members.
Kim Jong Un lashed-out at the US exercise earlier this week, saying the drill may inadvertently start World War 3.