After extending joint air exercise with South Korea a few days back, the United States flew a supersonic bomber in a show of force against North Korea.
During the joint exercises that finished on Saturday, at least one B-1B aircraft from the US side took part, according to a report, citing the South Korean defence ministry. The government also stated that North Korea launched four short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean.
Around 240 warplanes, including cutting-edge F-35 fighter fighters from both nations, participated in the Vigilant Storm exercise.
Notably, the situation in the region has been tight ever since the joint drills started on Monday, which infuriated Pyongyang.
The military of South Korea had reported that an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched on Thursday at around 7:40 a.m. from the Sunan district of Pyongyang. This most recent launch was the nation’s ninth ICBM launch in 2022.
However, a defence source in South Korea told Yonhap that the missile that failed on Thursday seemed to have failed during a regular flight.The North Korean leader has carried out more than 100 missile launches, including intercontinental ones, and four nuclear tests during his ten years in office. Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has repeatedly stated that his nation will continue to develop its nuclear capability.