February 21, 2024

US strategic bomber joins air drills with ROK in show of force to North Korea

B-1B flies with South Korean fighters over Yellow Sea as allies prepare for springtime military exercises

U.S. and South Korean forces conducted a joint air exercise with an American B-1B strategic bomber on Friday, in a show of Washington’s commitment to extended deterrence against North Korea, according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

South Korean F-15K and KF-16 fighters flew with the bomber over the Yellow Sea and an unspecified area in the central inland region of South Korea, JCS announced in a press release.