September 27, 2023

US and ROK conduct bomber drill to deter North Korean aggression, Seoul says

Nuclear-capable B-52 flies over the peninsula with fighter jets in allies’ latest effort to bolster deterrence

A U.S. bomber designed to carry nuclear weapons flew over the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday in what Seoul called a demonstration of willingness to "swiftly and overwhelmingly respond to any North Korean provocations.”

South Korean F-35A fighters, along with U.S. F-35B and F-16 fighters, escorted the American B-52H Stratofortress in a joint drill following numerous North Korean statements denouncing such actions as hostile "war demonstrations."