US show of force over Korean penin­sula

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THE US point­edly showed off its mil­i­tary prow­ess over the Pa­cific and the Korean Penin­sula on Sun­day, in re­sponse to North Korea’s launch on Fri­day of a mis­sile ca­pa­ble of reach­ing the US main­land, a test Py­ongyang said was a “stern warn­ing” for Washington to back off.

The US flew two su­per­sonic B-1 bombers over the Korean Penin­sula as part of a joint ex­er­cise with Ja­pan and South Korea. And US forces con­ducted a mis­sile de­fence test over the Pa­cific, send­ing aloft a medium-range bal­lis­tic mis­sile that it tracked and in­ter­cepted.

Nikki Ha­ley, the US am­bas­sador to the UN, retweeted a photo of the bomber drills and wrote: “Done talk­ing about NKorea. China is aware they must act. Ja­pan & SKorea must inc pres­sure. Not only a US prob­lem.” Washington Post

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