U.S. exercises strategic bombers over Korean Peninsula after North Korean missile test

U.S. exercises strategic bombers over Korean Peninsula after North Korean missile test
B-1B Lancer flies over the Pacific. (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – I wouldn’t give any special weight to the Sun’s (or Mail‘s) claim that Trump will conduct a strike against North Korea’s missile or nuclear program facilities.  But the outline of a potential strike in the article — attributed to Business Insider — is reasonably accurate.]

The news comes hours after the US flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula  in a show of force against North Korea.

The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near the South Korean capital of Seoul before returning to the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

The US Air Force said the mission was a response to consecutive ICBM tests by Kim this month. …

In the run up to any attack, the US would position nuclear submarines, naval ships, and stealth aircraft at bases near North Korea. …

While the F-22 and F-35 would certainly do work over North Korea missile production sites, it really a job for the B-2.

As a long-range bomber the B-2 could drop massive, 30,000lb bombs on deep underground bunkers setting off from bases as far away as Guam or the continental United States.

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