US Flies Two B-1 Lancers Near North Korean Border: All You Need To Know About The Strategic Bombers

In what is being seen as a show of force, the U.S. flew two B-1B Lancer bombers over the North Korean demilitarized zone, the U.S Air Force said in a statement.

The drill happened Thursday as part of a 10-hour joint mission with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets, according to a statement by the Pacific Air Forces. The bombers flew from the Pacific island territory of Guam to the divided Korean peninsula where they were joined by the South Korean and the U.S. fighter jets. On their way back to Guam, the bombers flew with the Japanese fighter jets over the East China Sea, it added. The exercise came as tensions spiked after North Korea launched an ICBM Tuesday, raising the stakes in the international standoff over its nuclear weapons program.

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