• The US flew its B-1B bomber jet over South Korea during a massive aerial exercise.
  • North Korea hates it when the US does that, and has threatened to shoot the plane down.
  • The flight follows the test of North Korea’s most powerful ever missile.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday as 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’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Guam-based bomber simulated land strikes at a military field near South Korea’s eastern coast during a drill with U.S. and South Korean fighter jets.

“Through the drill, the South Korean and U.S. air forces displayed the allies’ strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles,” the military said in a statement.

 

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