One day before President Trump visited the UN to pressure the international body to put more sanctions on North Korea and call for other reforms, the U.S., Japan, and South Korea conducted a huge show of force on the Korean Peninsula.
14 bombers and fighters were sent over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in response to increasing belligerence from North Korea. The Pentagon sent two Air Foce B-1B bombers and four Marine Corps F-35B fighters in a coordinated flight with four South Korean F-15K fights and four F-2 Japanese fighters.
The planes used live bombs in a training ground in South Korea, only dozens of miles from the border with North Korea. Some of the planes also flew in formation over the closest major island to the Korean Peninsula, near Kyushu, Japan.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, along with several other top Trump Administration officials, has repeatedly warned North Korea that military options will be considered if the country continues to escalate hostilities in the region, saying in an interview with CNN on Sunday:
“If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed.”
This most recent display of force, using live bombs with our two closest allies in the region sends a strong message to Kim Jong Un- we mean what we say, and we will defend world peace against this despotic nuclear regime at all and any cost.
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Source: Washington Post