Wed. Jan 22nd, 2020

North Korea’s Dictator Has Rockets On Standby That May Endanger Tens Of Thousands Of American Troops In Harm’s Way, Highlight Hollywood News

The United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on practice runs over South Korea on Thursday, in a rare show of force following a series of North Korean threats that the Pentagon said have set Pyongyang on a dangerous path, Reuters is reporting.  This comes after years of North Korea making threats to get attention whenever they feel they are being ignored.  However, Washington is taking this latest behavior extremely seriously, since not only is South Korea and Japan as well as Guam in the firing lines of North Korea, but also tens of thousands of American troops.
The drill by the two B-2 Spirit bombers – flying all the way from the United States and back – appeared to be the first exercise of its kind and showed America’s ability to conduct long-range, precision strikes “quickly and at will,” the U.S. military said.

 

 

The bomber flights, and the unusual public announcement of them by the U.S. military, appeared designed to send a message of Washington’s resolve to North Korea amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

 

 

In recent weeks, North Korea has said it canceled an armistice agreement with the United States that ended the 1950-53 Korean War and has cut all communications hotlines with U.S. forces, the United Nations and South Korea.

 

 

North Korea has threatened South Korea with war and the mainland United States with a pre-emptive nuclear strike, although it is far from clear it has the ability to carry out the latter threat.

 

 

“The North Koreans have to understand that what they’re doing is very dangerous,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon.   “We must make clear that these provocations by the North are taken by us very seriously and we’ll respond to that.”

 

 

The U.S. military said that its B-2 bombers had flown more than 6,500 miles to stage a trial bombing raid from their bases in Missouri as part of Foal Eagle war drills being held with South Korea.

 

 

 

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Reuters
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