The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

In this photo re­leased by Ja­pan Air Self De­fense Force, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, top, fly with a Ja­pan Air Self De­fense Force F-2 fighter jet over Ja­pan’s south­ern is­land of Kyushu, just south of the Korean Penin­sula, dur­ing a Ja­pan-U.S. joint ex­er­cise Sun­day. Ja­pan’s De­fense Min­istry re­ported the U.S. su­per­sonic bombers flown from the An­der­son Air Force Base in Guam con­ducted a joint ex­er­cise with South Korean Air Force over the Korean Penin­sula later in the day. The U.S. Pa­cific Air Forces said in a state­ment that the mis­sion was a re­sponse to con­sec­u­tive in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­sile tests by North Korea this month.


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