December 05, 2022

US, South Korean officials inspect nuclear bomber in warning to North Korea

Expert says visit shows off strategic assets that could be used in crisis, as allies set to discuss nuclear deterrence

In a rare move, a top South Korean defense official visited a U.S. military base and publicly inspected B-52 bombers, a nuclear-capable strategic asset that the U.S. could deploy as part of efforts to deter North Korea.

ROK vice defense minister Shin Beom-chul visited U.S. Joint Base Andrews during a visit to Washington for the upcoming Extended Deterrence Strategy Consultation Group (EDSCG) meeting.