Following its September 9 nuclear tests and the threat posed by North Korea, the the United States (US) flew 2 aircraft which are capable of carrying nuclear bombs, in a show of the country’s military might over the skies of South Korea in order to tame it’s wild neighbour.
The flight of the two supersonic jets were carried out at low altitudes over the Osan Air Base in South Korea – which is just 48 miles from the “Demilitarised Zone” border with the North.
The A B-1B Lancer was accompanied by four other South Korean F-15K fighters. It is said that these bombers have the capacity to carry the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the arsenal of the entire US Air Force.
Commander of the 28,500 US forces,General Vincent Brooks oversaw the flight and said, “Today’s demonstration provides just one example of the full range of military capabilities in the deep resources of this strong alliance to provide and strengthen extended deterrence.”
Recently on September 9, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test which is possibly the largest and the most dealiest of all tests carried till date and caused an earthquake upto 5.3 magnitude as per US geological survey.
This show of military might was an act to deter any attempt by North Korea of a possible attack on South Korea.
The US along with South Korea has pressed for fresh sanctions against Pyongyang and have vowed to leave no stones unturned to close any loopholes left in the United Nations Security Council resolution adopted in March.