U.S. Bombers to Fly Over Korean Peninsula

In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, right top, flies over the Korean Peninsula with South Korean fighter jets and U.S. fighter jets during the combined aerial exercise, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday in part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea last week tested its biggest and most powerful missile yet. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)

December 6, 2017
OAN Newsroom

U.S. bombers are set to fly over the Korean peninsula as part of a joint aerial drill with South Korea amid rising tensions with Pyongyang.

The B-1B Lancer bombers will take part in the large scale exercise Wednesday.

The U.S. and South Korea began a five day drill on Monday, which will include attacks against mock North Korean missile launch sites.

This comes after Pyongyang launched an ICBM last week, which it claims could reach the United State’s mainland.

North Korea has warned the joint drills would push the Korean peninsula to the “brink of nuclear war.”

U.S. military dependants in South Korea have been urged to head back to the states as suggested by Senator Lindsey Graham, who said the the conflict with the North was getting very close.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan conducts joint drills with the South Korean navy at sea. (Photo/Tim Kelly/Reuters)

  • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

    I get the whole “military drills to show our strength” stuff, but it makes me wonder if we did all this pre-conflict “exercising” before we got into any other war… Practicing and trying to get into the head of the enemy before launching weapons.
    Or did we just jump in to the fray and figure it out as we went.
    Anyone know?

    • 2EdgedSword

      Such exercises involve electronic, satellite, and ground observations of responses to each element of our exercise. Analysts use resources up to and including above Top Secret classification that render a map of real time reactions to form a model or models of enemy responses. Combined with Artificial Intelligence software this gives very accurate guidance. The exercises in the public domain are only a part of the constant tests employed with an enemy as unstable as NK, with China, Russia and Iran in support.

  • iwontell

    Well I was thinking about someone “pushing” the wrong button on the B1 and darn, all the “assets” fell out of it and the sudden surge up knocked all the rockets loose and BAM, BANG, PLOP, and suddenly there was a BIG HOLE in the ground below………..in seconds……..whoops……..
    Suppose Google Earth would be “updated the next morning”?

  • Mark

    According to Q, they had a miniaturized warhead in 2004 and ICBM capabilities since 2009. The recent launch failures were destroyed on purpose to continue the lie that NK does not have nukes, yet.

    • Guest123

      Whose Q?

  • Sui-Juris

    I was wondering if perhaps we might accidently, emphasis on accidently, drop one or more 2000 pounders in and around KimHQ? Kim could think of it as a tiny taste of things to come if he doesn’t reign in his missile threatening rhetoric.

    • kaiju

      Nukes aren’t the main problem, they can be neutralized fairly quickly. NK has thousands of artillery pieces on the boarder. So it’s really the safety of the people of Seoul and our military personnel there that is the problem.

      • Sui-Juris

        I understand your pov but I don’t agree that it is the problem. Certainly the threat exist but ICBMissile capability and nuke capable opens an entirely new and more existential threat to world peace. Especially given NK’s ruling class’s dependency on third world arms sales to generate wealth.

      • TexanForever

        The NK artillary pieces can be taken out in less than 30 seconds by several methods. We know where they are and they are zeroed in.

    • PaulSevere

      You mean rein in. Me? I’d rather end his reign.

      • Sui-Juris

        I love arguments based on a determined auto correct. I mean the effort expended, to work so hard to not get the obvious. That’s got to be worth an A+ From any of today’s colleges. LOL

  • landy fincannon

    Chiang Kai-Shek here.

    I just wanted the good people of America to know how regrettable it was that FDR, Stalin, and Churchill betrayed the people of China at Yalta.

    BTW, after being defeated by Mao I went to Formosa otherwise known as Taiwan

    • PaulSevere

      Mao and Stalin were kindred spirits. Stalin taught both Mao and Hitler how it was done-massive mass murder, that is. At Yalta, FDR was on his last legs-or no legs, unfortunately, and Stalin carried the day.

  • Roy Beane

    The American Eagle is about to sink his razor sharp talons into Fatboy Slim, Kim Jung Un. Be afraid, Commies. Be VERY afraid.

  • scott

    I wonder what the N.Koreans are thinking when they look up and see all these fighters and bombers flying by…

    • Jared Greene

      probably some propagated b.s. about america trying to look tough against their “all powerful” government

    • H. P. Hazard

      They are not allowed to look up. They will be shot or sent to a labor camp if they do.

    • James Owen

      The US isn’t flying over NORTH Korea. It’s a joint military exercise taking place at sea and over South Korea.

      • scott

        Hell I know that! I’m sure they can see them at the DMZ or at least the contrails.