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US Responds To N. Korea Missile Launch, Rehearses Strike Against N. Korea Core Facilities

On Thursday, America’s most advanced warplanes joined drills with South Korean F-15 fighters that simulated precision strikes against North Korea’s “core facilities.”

That drill was seemingly in response to North Korea launching a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier in the week.

Two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers, four F-35B stealth fighter jets and four South Korean F-15 fighters took part in live-fire exercises at a military field in eastern South Korea that simulated precision strikes, according to Military Times.

North Korea, in typical hyperbolic rhetoric, describes the American B-1Bs as “nuclear strategic bombers” even though they no longer carry nuclear weapons.

After Washington and Seoul announced the drills, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency stated they were a “rash act of those taken aback” by North Korea’s recent missile launch.

Before the live-fire exercises, the B-1Bs, F-35Bs and two Japanese F-15 fighters flew over waters near Kyushu, Japan.

U.S. News & World Report stated:

The bombing exercise came as the United States and South Korea wrapped up their annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military drills that involved tens of thousands of soldiers. North Korea condemns the annual U.S.-South Korea war games as rehearsals for an invasion and described Tuesday’s missile launch over Japan as a response to the drills. Washington and Seoul faced calls to postpone or downsize this year’s drills.

(First reported by The Daily Wire)   (August 31, 2017) 

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