US bombers fly over Korean Peninsula in response to N. Korea’s missile test

Vastavam web: For the second time in two days, US Air Force bombers put on a show of force in East Asia. B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam flew over the Korean Peninsula Friday in response to North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile and nuclear threat, according to the US Pacific Air Forces.

North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) Tuesday, with US intelligence classifying the rocket as a brand-new missile that has not been seen before, a big step in Pyongyang’s quest to field a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland.

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers sits at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam before conducting a mission over South Korea. South Korean and Japanese warplanes as well as US F-16 fighters joined the US bombers for parts of Friday’s mission, during which the bombers used inert weapons to practice attacks on a South Korea firing range.